Carving fork, part of a set with matching knife (see 1986.0531.123). Two-tined with chamfered baluster stem and rectangular bolster. Underside of stem has hinged kick stand to allow fork to rest on plate. Tines, stem, and bolster are one piece of steel with tang fitted into a tapered ivory handle with straight sides and rounded butt. Tang is held in place with iron pin through side. Metal has minor corrosion and rust spots. Ivory is yellowed and crazed. No mark.
Blade of matching knife is stamped: “J. RUSSELL & CO/GREEN RIVER WORKS”
Maker is John Russell & Company, Turner Falls, Massachusetts, 1834-present.
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