turner, cake


Wrought iron spatula or cake turner. Square-shaped blade with rounded top corners, curved and folded upward. Top of blade is inlaid with copper in the shape of flower petals in a circle. Shaft is veneered in several areas with brass, then incised with a jagging tool with a diamond and leaf pattern. Also incised are four initials: “I V K M”; no other marks. Handle is formed with a turned-over hook at the top. Some of the copper from the blade inlay is missing. Overall darkening and discoloration.

Likely was initially a part of a kitchen set with DL*322686.0001 meat fork.

Date Made: c. 1800-1850

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made; Place Used: United States

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: DL.322686.0002Catalog Number: 322686.0002Accession Number: 322686

Object Name: turner, cake

Physical Description: metal, brass (overall material)metal, iron (overall material)metal, copper (overall material)Measurements: overall: 1 in x 16 3/4 in x 2 7/8 in; 2.54 cm x 42.545 cm x 7.3025 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-bc60-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_318725

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