fork, dessert; cutlery, set, part of

Description:

Dessert fork with matching dessert knife (see 1986.0531.001). Three-tined with a chamfered baluster stem. Tines, stem, and bolster are one piece of steel fitted into a tapered ivory block handle with a rounded butt. Overall scratches, some discoloration at bolster. Ivory is yellowed, has long crack down left side. No mark.

Blade of matching knife is stamped: “IBBOTSON&HORNER/EXTRA CAST STEEL”

Maker is Ibbotson & Horner, a New York-based manufacturer active ca 1850.

Date Made: ca 1840- 1850

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: New York

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

Exhibition:

Exhibition Location:

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1986.0531.002Accession Number: 1986.0531Catalog Number: 1986.0531.002

Object Name: fork, dessertObject Type: cutleryOther Terms: Fork, Dessert; Cutlery

Physical Description: ivory (handle material)metal, steel (overall material)Measurements: overall: 3/8 in x 6 3/8 in x 5/8 in; .9525 cm x 16.1925 cm x 1.5875 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a1-3176-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_323813

Our collection database is a work in progress. We may update this record based on further research and review. Learn more about our approach to sharing our collection online.

If you would like to know how you can use content on this page, see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use. If you need to request an image for publication or other use, please visit Rights and Reproductions.