fork, dessert; cutlery, set, part of


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 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


Record Id: nmah_323813

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