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Description
Dinner fork. Three-tined with baluster stem. Tines and stem are one piece of steel with bolster inserted into ivory handle stained green with a fluted silver ferrule at bolster and matching pommel cap. Handle is fluted, with worn medallion on back side. Steel has moderate rust. Silver is tarnished. Medallion is worn on handle, which is also crazed, has small nick on one side, crack. No mark.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1780- 1810
place made
United Kingdom: England, Sheffield, Sheffield
Physical Description
ivory (handle material)
metal, steel (overall material)
metal, silver (ferrule, pommel cap material)
Measurements
overall: 1/4 in x 7 3/8 in x 5/8 in; .635 cm x 18.7325 cm x 1.5875 cm
ID Number
1986.0531.245
accession number
1986.0531
catalog number
1986.531.245
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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