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fork, dessert; cutlery, set, part of

fork, dessert; cutlery, set, part of

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Dessert fork, with matching knife (see 1986.0531.125). Three-tined with chamfered baluster stem and rectangular bolster. Tines, stem, and bolster are one piece of steel with tang inserted into tapered ivory block handle with straight sides and rounded butt. Metal is stained and scratched with minor rust spots. Ivory is yellowed and crazed, with large crack down one side. No mark.
Blade of matching knife is stamped: “J. RUSSELL & CO/GREEN RIVER WORKS”; partially worn.
Maker is John Russell & Company, Turner Falls, Massachusetts, 1834-present.
Currently not on view
Object Name
fork, dessert
Object Type
date made
1860- 1880
place made
United States: Massachusetts
Physical Description
ivory (handle material)
metal, steel (overall material)
overall: 1/2 in x 6 1/4 in x 5/8 in; 1.27 cm x 15.875 cm x 1.5875 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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