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Description
Dessert fork. Three-tined with baluster stem. Tines and stem are one piece of steel inserted into a tapered ivory handle with straight sides and rounded butt. Metal is corroded, moderate rust. Bolster is separating from ivory. Ivory is yellowed, crazed, had long crack near bolster. No mark.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
fork
Object Type
cutlery
Other Terms
Fork; Cutlery
date made
1840- 1880
place made
United States
United Kingdom: England, Sheffield, Sheffield
Physical Description
ivory (handle material)
metal, steel (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 1/4 in x 6 7/8 in x 5/8 in;.635 cm x 17.4625 cm x 1.5875 cm
ID Number
1986.0531.244
accession number
1986.0531
catalog number
1986.531.244
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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