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Manufactured by:
Wallace Silversmiths, American, founded 1833  Search this
Medium:
metal
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 5 9/16 × 9/16 × 1/2 in. (14.1 × 1.4 × 1.3 cm)
Type:
oyster forks
Place used:
Maryland, United States, Chesapeake Bay, North and Central America
Date:
late 20th century
Description:
A silver plate oyster fork with three tines. The middle tine is straight while the two side tines curve outward, away from the middle tine. The handle has a beaded border with a basic scroll motif on the end. Embossed on the back of the handle is a maker’s mark that reads “WALLACE PLATE PAT. 97826.”
Topic:
African American  Search this
Communities  Search this
Cooking and dining  Search this
Foodways  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2013.195.3.2
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Tools and Equipment-Culinary
Exhibition:
Cultural Expressions
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 050
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd54f0f4ea2-757a-4e69-b657-7b183e41a985
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.195.3.2