knife, dessert; cutlery, set, part of

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Description
Dessert knife with matching dessert fork (see 1986.0531.002). Upturned steel blade with rounded tip. Blade and bolster are one piece of steel fitted into a tapered ivory block handle with a rounded butt. Overall scratches and discoloration. Ivory is yellowed, has long crack down front.
Blade is stamped: “IBBOTSON&HORNER/EXTRA CAST STEEL”
Maker is Ibbotson & Horner, a New York-based manufacturer active ca 1850.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1840- 1850
place made
United States: New York
Physical Description
ivory (handle material)
metal, steel (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 1/4 in x 7 7/8 in x 7/8 in; .635 cm x 20.0025 cm x 2.2225 cm
ID Number
1986.0531.001
accession number
1986.0531
catalog number
1986.0531.001
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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