Table fork used by Lavinia Whiteside Carrington

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Manufactured by
Hall & Elton, American
Owned by
Carrington, E. H., American
Whiteside Carrington, Lavinia, American
Medium
silver
Dimensions
H x W x D: 7 13/16 × 1 × 7/8 in. (19.8 × 2.5 × 2.2 cm)
Type
forks
Place used
Austin, Texas, United States, North and Central America
Date
after 1867
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.
Topic
African American
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
2015.257.2
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
Power of Place
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 051
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture