This is a stunning and rare Sterling silver sardine fork in the super ornate Roman pattern by Knowles (Mount Vernon). This super ornate pattern was first introduced on 1900. The front and back of the handle are beautifully detailed. I love the elegant pierced pattern at the top of the tine area. This piece is monogrammed as shown, probably L R L. It measures 5 3/4" long and is in extremely good condition.