Table fork & knife

Table fork & knife
Table fork & knife
Table fork & knife
Title
Table fork & knife
Date 
1775-1825
Medium 
Ceramic, steel
Dimensions 
fork: 8 1/2 x 1 x 3/4 in. ( 21.6 x 2.5 x 1.9 cm ) knife: 9 1/2 x 1 x 3/4 in. ( 24.1 x 2.5 x 1.9 cm )
Description 
steel and ceramic table fork and knife; curved white ceramic handles painted with blue, green, purple, red and orange flowers; molded steel handle sockets fitted with a flat curved blade on the knife and a three tined fork with a baluster stem; maker's mark stamped on the blade.
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number 
1937.1314cd
Marks 
stamped: on the knife blade: "HEINDL"
Gallery Label 
This object was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.
Provenance 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group