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Fish Fork (USA), 1875–80

This is a Fish fork. It is dated 1875–80 and we acquired it in 2006. Its medium is silver. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This fish fork is a very good example of the early use of Japonism in American silver and of fish utensils. This piece, together with its companion knife, would be a great addition to the collection to illustrate both high style and food-driven shapes.stiers.

This object was donated by Historical Design Inc.. It is credited Gift of Historical Design Inc..

  • Teapot, 1888
  • cast, chased, repoussé silver, ivory.
  • Gift of Mrs. Norris W. Harkness.
  • 1980-20-2
  • Coffee Pot, 1888
  • cast, chased, repoussé silver, ivory.
  • Gift of Mrs. Norris W. Harkness.
  • 1980-20-3

Our curators have highlighted 3 objects that are related to this one.

  • Waste Bowl, 1888
  • cast, chased, repoussé silver.
  • Gift of Mrs. Norris W. Harkness.
  • 1980-20-6

Cite this object as

Fish Fork (USA), 1875–80; silver; Gift of Historical Design Inc.; 2006-30-5

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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