Dessert Fork

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Description
Three-tined fork with chamfered baluster stem. Tines, stem, and rectangular bolster are one piece of steel with tang fitted into a tapered ivory handle with straight sides and rounded butt. Metal has minor discoloration. Ivory is yellowed and separated from bolster, crack on one side. No marks. With matching knife, 1986.0531.113, marked “PRATT ROPES WEBB&Co/AMERICAN CUTLERY".
Location
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1846 - 1855
place made
United States: Connecticut, Meriden
Physical Description
steel (tines material)
ivory (handle material)
Measurements
overall: 1/2 in x 6 1/4 in x 5/8 in; 1.27 cm x 15.875 cm x 1.5875 cm
ID Number
1986.0531.114
accession number
1986.0531
catalog number
1986.531.114
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Data Source
National Museum of American History

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