Carving Fork (USA)
This is a Carving fork. It was manufactured by Gorham Manufacturing Company. It is dated 1900 and we acquired it in 1972. Its medium is horn, silver. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.
This object was
Julian Clarence Levi.
It is credited
Bequest of Julian Clarence Levi.
Its dimensions are
L x W(c): 31.5 x 3 cm (12 3/8 x 1 3/16 in.)
It has the following markings
On blade (a): "Gorham Manufacturing Co." On base of handle/hollow, stamped (a,b,c): Gorham trademark, "H" (heavy weight), "4", a bell-like symbol representing 1900. On underside of boar's head terminal or finial, stamped (a,b,c,d,e): symbol for Sterling. On hinged rest, stamped (c,d): "PAT.JUL.13.80."/"MAY 29 83".
Cite this object as
Carving Fork (USA); Manufactured by Gorham Manufacturing Company (United States); horn, silver; L x W(c): 31.5 x 3 cm (12 3/8 x 1 3/16 in.); Bequest of Julian Clarence Levi; 1972-5-3-c
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Feeding Desire: Design and the Tools of the Table, 1500-2005.