Child's Fork

Child's Fork

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Description
Small, three-tined fork with faceted baluster stem fitted into a bone handle, almost square in section, rounded-over at end with an inlaid brass dot on front; no bolster. No marks. From a two-piece child's or youth's flatware set (knife [marked “TOKEN OF / AFFECTION”] and fork), 1986.0531.086-.087.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
fork
Object Type
cutlery
date made
ca 1850
place made
United Kingdom: England
Physical Description
steel (tines, shaft and tang material)
bone (handle material)
brass (inlay material)
Measurements
overall: 1/4 in x 5 3/16 in x 1/2 in;.635 cm x 13.17625 cm x 1.27 cm
ID Number
1986.0531.087
accession number
1986.0531
catalog number
1986.0531.087
subject
Children
Eating
Food Culture
Gifts & Presents
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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