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Wrought iron meat fork. Three-tined. Shaft is veneered in several areas with brass, then incised with a jagging tool with a diamond and leaf pattern, and inlaid with copper in a branch motif. Also incised are four initials: “I V K M”; no other marks. Handle is formed with a turned-over hook at the top. Overall darkening and discoloration, some rust or residue on tines.
Likely was initially a part of a kitchen set with DL*322686.0002 spatula.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
c. 1800-1850
place made; place used
United States
Physical Description
metal, brass (overall material)
metal, iron (overall material)
metal, copper (overall material)
overall: 1 1/8 in x 15 3/4 in x 3 in; 2.8575 cm x 40.005 cm x 7.62 cm
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catalog number
accession number
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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