Carving Fork

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

after 1886

GUSN

GUSN-181359

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

Descriptive Terms

carving forks
silver (metal)
Fork, Carving

Inscription

"PAT. JULY / 6th 1886" (On single spur of guard/rest)
"STERLING" (On ferrule)

Associated Building

Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Food Service T&E

Dimensions

1 1/2 x 1 (WxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number

2006.44.1509.2