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Child's fork

Child's fork
Child's fork
Title
Child's fork
Date 
ca. 1830
Medium 
Silver
Dimensions 
Overall: 5 1/2 x 5/8 x 3/8 in. ( 14 x 1.6 x 1 cm )
Description 
silver child's fork with a threaded oval handle with short midribs on each side, vertically cast in two halves, engraved on one side, "Catherine Ketchum" in script; molded, stepped, hexagonal handle socket; three tines; no maker's marks.
Credit Line 
Gift of Lena Cadwalader Evans
Object Number 
1937.76
Marks 
engraved: on one side of the handle: "Catherine Ketchum" in script
Gallery Label 
This fork belonged to the donor's grandmother.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group