On View
Power of Place Gallery
Exhibition
Power of Place
Manufactured by
Hall & Elton, American
Owned by
Whiteside Carrington, Lavinia, American
Carrington, E. H., American
Date
after 1867
Medium
silver
Dimensions
H x W x D: 7 3/4 × 1 × 11/16 in. (19.7 × 2.5 × 1.7 cm)
Description
A silver fork with four tines. The handle features a seal with a profile portrait of a knight, looking to the right. The knight has a comb and sits on an oval background. Above and below the knight are stylized curlicues the follow the shape of the fork. On the back on the narrow section of the handle is etched text that reads "HALL & ELTON." The end of the handle of the fork comes to a shallow tip.
Place used
Austin, Texas, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Tools and Equipment-Culinary
Type
forks
Topic
Cooking and dining
Domestic life
Families
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift from the Carrington/Lyons Collection
Object number
2015.257.1
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd571837490-6c28-4de1-bb53-de03eb478c93
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