I recently acquired an American coin silver folding fruit knife and need help in identifying maker. The good news is it has makers marks. The bad news is I can't find positive proof of the maker in any of the resources I've turned to.
I did find a nearly identical set of maker's marks on one site for Michael Gibney, who was active in NYC between 1836 - 1860, which is consistent with the date stamped of 1844. But instead of the letters M over G, this knife has the letters G over P. http://www.chineseargent.com/home/michael-gibney
Would appreciate any help on this puzzle. Thanks!