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Child's Fork

Child's Fork

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Description
Engraved "Lily" pattern child's fork having four curved tines and an upturned, flared and rounded handle bright cut on front with a right-curving raceme of lily-of-the-valley above three leaves, quatrefoil-in-circle motif and pendant line of paired leaves. Engraved "Charlie." in script lengthwise on terminal back. Back of handle struck "TOWLE.MF'G.CO" in incuse serif letters. From a three-piece child's or youth's flatware set (knife, fork, spoon), 1979.0003.01-.03.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
fork
Object Type
flatware
date made
1888 - 1890
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Newburyport
place owned; place used
United States: Massachusetts
Physical Description
silver plate (overall material)
Measurements
fork: 15.4 cm x 2 cm; 6 1/16 in x 13/16 in
overall: 1/2 in x 6 1/8 in x 3/4 in; 1.27 cm x 15.5575 cm x 1.905 cm
ID Number
1979.0003.02
accession number
1979.0003
catalog number
1979.0003.02
Credit Line
C. Malcolm Watkins
subject
Flowers
Boys
Children
Eating
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Food
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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