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Object Name: Carving knife and fork
Date: 1878-1880
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Medium: Silver, mother-of-pearl
Dimensions: Part (Fork): 9 1/2 × 1 1/4 × 1 1/8 in. (24.1 × 3.2 × 2.9 cm) Part (Knife): 11 7/8 × 1 × 3/8 in. (30.2 × 2.5 × 1 cm)
Place made: North America, United States, Taunton
Description: Silver carving knife and fork with pointed, mother-of-pearl handles fitted with molded handle sockets decorated with foliate scrolls; flat, curved, knife blade; fork has two long pointed tines and has cast folding thumb-rest consisting of prongs and trident at shoulder; makers' hallmarks stamped on knife and fork handle sockets, knife blade, and fork rest.
Credit Line: Gift of Adelaide Milton de Groot
Object Number: 1941.949ab
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Marks: Stamped on the handle socket: "STERLING"; stamped on the knife blade: "REED & BARTON"; stamped on the fork rest: "PAT'D / MAY 7TH / 1878"