Carving set

Object Number: 
2008.28.1a-c
Date: 
19th century
Medium: 
Bone, steel
Dimensions: 
Overall: 15 7/8 x 1 1/16 in. (40.3 x 2.7 cm)
Description: 
a. Carving knife with silver-mounted bone (antler) handle and steel blade. Inscriptions: HARRISON BROS & HOWSON CUTLERS TO HER MAJESTY/Made in England. Marks: HB & H hallmark - crown flanked by V and R. b. Carving fork with silver-mounted bone (antler) handle and steel tines and lever. Inscriptions: HARRISON BROS & HOWSON/ PATENT ENGLAND. c. Knife sharpener with silver-mounted bone (antler) handle and steel sharpener. Inscriptions: HARRISON BROS & HOWSON, PATENT ENGLAND.
Gallery Label: 

Harrison Bros. and Howson pursured the U.S. trade vigorouly after 1865, with its highpquality table, pocket, and silver-plated articles. Henry Harrison built up the firm's American trade, which by the 1890s, has agencies in New York on West Broadway, and in San Francisco on Sutter Street. New York City directories list importers of Harrison Bros. and Howson into the city. W..C. Corsan was an importer located at 26 Cliff Street in Manhattan, between Fulton and John Streets, with his residence in Brooklyn.

Credit Line: 
Gift of Olga Stern
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group