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"Tipsy Tavener" Fork, late 18th–mid-19th century

This is a fork. It is dated late 18th–mid-19th century and we acquired it in 1951. Its medium is ivory, later silver-plated metal tines. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Estate of David Wolfe Bishop. It is credited Gift of the Estate of David Wolfe Bishop.

Its dimensions are

L x W x D: 19.5 x 3.8 x 2.5 cm (7 11/16 x 1 1/2 x 1 in.)

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"Tipsy Tavener" Fork, late 18th–mid-19th century; ivory, later silver-plated metal tines; L x W x D: 19.5 x 3.8 x 2.5 cm (7 11/16 x 1 1/2 x 1 in.); Gift of the Estate of David Wolfe Bishop; 1951-84-15

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Feeding Desire: Design and the Tools of the Table, 1500-2005.

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