A 7.5" fork with an elegant silver handle bearing the Russian hallmark of a right-facing woman’s head 84 within a shaped lozenge. According to Tardy this mark was used from 1908-1917 and 84 zolotniks = .875 silver (ref: International Hallmarks on Silver Collected by Tardy, pgs 372-374). The elegance of the silver pattern contrasts with the somewhat lethal-looking gilt tines (these have sharp points so are not suitable for use by children). No monograms. I believe this is a serving fork - the tines are substantial enough for a serving piece but it is relatively small in size (7.5" total length).
Condition: Heavy tarnish and light surface wear (tiny nicks, fine scratches and slight minor dents) with some loss to the gilding - I have not attempted to polish the tines but did remove some of the tarnish from the handle so that the marks would be visible. There is also a slight bend in one of the tines (possibly as made).