fork, dessert; cutlery, set, part of

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Dessert fork with matching dessert knife (see 1986.0531.001). Three-tined with a chamfered baluster stem. Tines, stem, and bolster are one piece of steel fitted into a tapered ivory block handle with a rounded butt. Overall scratches, some discoloration at bolster. Ivory is yellowed, has long crack down left side. No mark.
Blade of matching knife is stamped: “IBBOTSON&HORNER/EXTRA CAST STEEL”
Maker is Ibbotson & Horner, a New York-based manufacturer active ca 1850.
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1840- 1850
place made
United States: New York
Physical Description
ivory (handle material)
metal, steel (overall material)
overall: 3/8 in x 6 3/8 in x 5/8 in; .9525 cm x 16.1925 cm x 1.5875 cm
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accession number
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History


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