Fork

Description
Two-tined, silver pistol-grip fork with engraved armorial device on hollow handle depicting crest of a mermaid or siren with flowing hair and textured skin in profile proper erased on a ducal coronet and wreath. Straight tines with U-shaped root on smooth baluster shaft. No marks. From a set of 12 knives and 12 forks stored in original shagreen-covered case, 1978.2424.01-.025.
Object Name
fork
date made
1740 - 1760
Physical Description
silver (handle material)
steel (tines material)
Measurements
overall: 5/8 in x 7 7/8 in x 1 in; 1.5875 cm x 20.0025 cm x 2.54 cm
place made
United Kingdom: England
ID Number
1978.2424.21
accession number
1978.2424
catalog number
1978.2424.21
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American Enterprise
Exhibition
American Enterprise
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Cornelia B. Peterson
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