Oyster fork

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Manufactured by
Wallace Silversmiths, American, founded 1833
Medium
metal
Dimensions
H x W x D: 5 9/16 × 9/16 × 1/2 in. (14.1 × 1.4 × 1.3 cm)
Type
oyster forks
Place used
Maryland, United States, Chesapeake Bay, North and Central America
Date
late 20th century
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.”
Topic
African American
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
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Tools and Equipment-Culinary
Exhibition
Cultural Expressions
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 050
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture