Two-tined, silver pistol-grip fork with engraved armorial device on hollow handle depicting crest of a mermaid or siren with flowing hair and textured skin in profile proper erased on a ducal coronet and wreath. Straight tines with U-shaped root on smooth baluster shaft. No marks. From a set of 12 knives and 12 forks stored in original shagreen-covered case, 1978.2424.01-.025.

Date Made: 1740 - 1760

Place Made: United Kingdom: England

See more items in: Home and Community Life: Domestic Life, American Enterprise, Domestic Furnishings

Exhibition: American Enterprise

Exhibition Location: National Museum of American History

Credit Line: Gift of Cornelia B. Peterson

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1978.2424.18Accession Number: 1978.2424Catalog Number: 1978.2424.18

Object Name: fork

Physical Description: silver (handle material)steel (tines material)Measurements: overall: 5/8 in x 7 7/8 in x 1 in; 1.5875 cm x 20.0025 cm x 2.54 cm


Record Id: nmah_315517

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