Oyster fork

Manufactured by
Wallace Silversmiths, American, founded 1833
Date
late 20th century
On View
Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 050
Museum MapsObjects in this Location
Exhibition
Cultural Expressions
Medium
metal
Dimensions
H x W x D: 5 9/16 × 9/16 × 1/2 in. (14.1 × 1.4 × 1.3 cm)
Description
A silver plate oyster fork with three tines. The middle tine is straight while the two side tines curve outward, away from the middle tine. The handle has a beaded border with a basic scroll motif on the end. Embossed on the back of the handle is a maker’s mark that reads “WALLACE PLATE PAT. 97826.”
Place used
Maryland, United States, Chesapeake Bay, North and Central America
Classification
Tools and Equipment-Culinary
Type
oyster forks
Topic
Communities
Cooking and dining
Foodways
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2013.195.3.2
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd54f0f4ea2-757a-4e69-b657-7b183e41a985
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