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Carving Fork

Description

Carving fork with horn handle. A decorative silver ferrule covers where the handle is attached to the fork. The fork has two tines and a guard that can pivot to be used as a rest. The patent for this is number 345044, issued on July 6, 1886.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
after 1886
Inscriptions
"PAT. JULY / 6th 1886" (On single spur of guard/rest)
"STERLING" (On ferrule)
Associated Building
Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.).
Material
silver (metal)
Object type
Food Service T&E
Descriptive terms
carving forks
Fork, Carving
silver (metal)
Dimensions
1 1/2 x 1 (WxD) (inches)
Accession Number
2006.44.1509.2
Credit Line
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation
GUSN
181359

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