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Physical Description:
silver (handle material)
steel (tines material)
Measurements:
overall: 5/8 in x 7 7/8 in x 1 in; 1.5875 cm x 20.0025 cm x 2.54 cm
Object Name:
fork
Place made:
United Kingdom: England
Date made:
1740 - 1760
Description:
Two-tined, silver pistol-grip fork with engraved armorial device on hollow handle depicting crest of a mermaid or siren with flowing hair and textured skin in profile proper erased on a ducal coronet and wreath. Straight tines with U-shaped root on smooth baluster shaft. No marks. From a set of 12 knives and 12 forks stored in original shagreen-covered case, 1978.2424.01-.025.
Credit Line:
Gift of Cornelia B. Peterson
ID Number:
1978.2424.17
Accession number:
1978.2424
Catalog number:
1978.2424.17
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
American Enterprise
Exhibition:
American Enterprise
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-c002-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_315516