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Object Name: Carving fork
Date: 1887 - 1888
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Medium: Silver, steel, horn
Dimensions: Overall: 16 1/4 x 1 1/4 x 1 1/4 in. ( 41.3 x 3.2 x 3.2 cm )
Place made: North America, United States, Baltimore
Description: Silver and steel carving fork with bone handle, steel tines, and hollow cast silver finial. Finial is shield-shape and cast in vertical halves, with feathered, foliate and geometric decoration and beaded border at socket band; cylindrical handle socket at joint with tines constructed of die-stamped heart band with beaded edge; two tines have chamfered baluster stem with attached lever at underside.
Credit Line: Gift of Louise Stafford Gilder, 12/14/73
Object Number: INV.14512a
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Marks: stamped: on obverse of blade: "J. SETH HOPKINS & Co./ BALTIMORE" in Roman letters; on reverse of blade: "ENGLAND" in Roman letters staped: on the finial: "STERLING"