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Object Name: Dessert fork
Date: 1839 - 1851
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Medium: Silver
Dimensions: Overall: 5 7/8 x 7/8 x 3/4 in. ( 14.9 x 2.2 x 1.9 cm )
Place made: North America, United States, New York
Description: silver dessert fork with an upturned threaded handle with foliate decoration; engraved on the underside of the handle, "C. Ketchum" in script; four curved tines and a foliate drop; makers' marks stamped on the underside of the handle.
Credit Line: Gift of Lena Cadwalader Evans
Object Number: 1939.136
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Marks: engraved: on the underside of the handle: "C. Ketchum" in script stamped: on the underside of the handle: "BALL, TOMKINS & BLACK" incuse and "PATENT 1845" in a rectangle

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This fork belonged to Catherine Ketchum who married Israel Corse in 1846.