fork, dinner; cutlery, set, part of


Dinner fork, one of a set of six (1986.0531.028-.33) that match a set of seven dinner knives (1986.0531.021-.27).

Two-tined fork with baluster stem. Tines, stem, and tang are one piece. Bone scales are riveted to the top and bottom of the tang with brass pins to form a tapered block handle with chamfered edges and blunt butt. Tines are discolored and scratched, bone is crazed, cracked and chipped around edges and pulling away from the tang. No mark.

Blades of accompanying knives are stamped: “S. ROWLAND”; with a heart, diamond, and circle above.

Maker is possibly Sleigh Rowland, active ca 1830-1850 in Sheffield, England.

Date Made: 1830- 1850

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United Kingdom: England, Sheffield, Sheffield

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


Exhibition Location:

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1986.0531.028Accession Number: 1986.0531Catalog Number: 1986.0531.028

Object Name: fork, dinnerObject Type: cutleryOther Terms: Fork, Dinner; Cutlery

Physical Description: bone (scales material)metal, steel (overall material)metal, brass (pins material)Measurements: overall: 3/8 in x 6 5/8 in x 3/4 in; .9525 cm x 16.8275 cm x 1.905 cm


Record Id: nmah_323839

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