fork, dinner; cutlery, set, part of

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Dinner fork with a matching dinner knife (see 1986.0531.015). Two-tined with a baluster stem. Tines, stem, and bolster are one piece of steel. Handle has slight curve. Bone scales are riveted to the top and bottom of the tang with steel pins to form a rounded handle with a blunt butt fitted with a round iron pommel cap. A cross-hatched diamond pattern is inscribed into the bone. Overall scratches and discoloration, metal has rust spots, nicks. Bone is chipped. No mark.
Blade of matching knife is stamped: “SANDERSON”
Maker is possibly the Sanderson Brothers (formerly Naylor & Sanderson), active in Sheffield, England ca 1829-present.
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1829
place made
United Kingdom: England, Sheffield, Sheffield
Physical Description
bone (handle material)
metal, steel (overall material)
metal, iron (pommel cap material)
overall: 5/8 in x 8 1/8 in x 3/4 in; 1.5875 cm x 20.6375 cm x 1.905 cm
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accession number
catalog number
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History


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