fork, carving; cutlery, set, part of


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.

Date Made: ca 1850

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Massachusetts

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Exhibition Location:

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1986.0531.124Accession Number: 1986.0531Catalog Number: 1986.531.124

Object Name: Fork, Carvingfork, carvingObject Type: cutleryOther Terms: Fork, Carving; Cutlery

Physical Description: ivory (handle material)metal, steel (overall material)metal, iron (pin material)Measurements: overall: 3/4 in x 9 3/4 in x 3/4 in; 1.905 cm x 24.765 cm x 1.905 cm


Record Id: nmah_323935

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