fork, dessert; cutlery, set, part of

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Description
Dessert fork, with matching knife (see 1986.0531.130), possibly made for a child. Three-tined with flat tapered stem fitted with pewter bolster. Blade and tang are one piece of steel inserted into a tapered bone handle with rounded sides and butt. Metal is scratched and discolored. Bone is discolored with residue, crazed, has crack near bolster. No mark.
Blade of matching knife is stamped: “J. RUSSELL & CO/GREEN RIVER WORKS”
Maker is John Russell & Company, Turner Falls, Massachusetts, 1834-present.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1870- 1880
place made
United States: Massachusetts
Physical Description
bone (handle material)
metal, steel (overall material)
metal, pewter (bolster material)
Measurements
overall: 3/8 in x 6 in x 1/2 in; .9525 cm x 15.24 cm x 1.27 cm
ID Number
1986.0531.131
accession number
1986.0531
catalog number
1986.531.131
See more items in
Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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