Gorham Manufacturing Company (1865-1961). <em>Fork, Part of Three-Piece Carving Set</em>, ca. 1883. Silver with enamel inlay, steel, 11 1/8 x 1 1/2 x 1 1/8 in. (28.3 x 3.8 x 2.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, H. Randolph Lever Fund, 87.125.2. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , 87.125.1_87.125.2_87.125.3.jpg)

Fork, Part of Three-Piece Carving Set

Artist:Gorham Manufacturing Company

Medium: Silver with enamel inlay, steel

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1883

Dimensions: 11 1/8 x 1 1/2 x 1 1/8 in. (28.3 x 3.8 x 2.9 cm)


Museum Location: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor


Accession Number: 87.125.2

Image: 87.125.1_87.125.2_87.125.3.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Fork, silver with enamel inlay, steel; part of three-piece carving set (87.125.1-.3). Silver fork, two-pronged with hinged support on back. Silver handle inlaid on both sides with enamels of dark blue, light blue, brown, burgundy, mauve and yellow in abstract, geometric patterns in the Japanese taste; engraved decoration highlights the silver in areas between enamel. Rectangular collar with concave sides at juncture of handle and blade. CONDITION: Normal wear; some oxidation on fork; enamel chipped at three burgundy and four brown triangles on one side, as well as in burgundy band on same side.

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