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Fork, from a Five Piece Set of Serving Utensils

Decorative Arts

MEDIUM Stainless steel and Lucite
DATES 1930-1950
DIMENSIONS 1 1/2 x 13 1/2 x 3 1/2 in. (3.8 x 34.3 x 8.9 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS On back, stamped 'RUSSEL WRIGHT'
SIGNATURE Unsigned
INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 1999.108.27
CREDIT LINE Gift of Paul F. Walter
RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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CAPTION Russel Wright (American, 1904-1976). Fork, from a Five Piece Set of Serving Utensils, 1930-1950. Stainless steel and Lucite, 1 1/2 x 13 1/2 x 3 1/2 in. (3.8 x 34.3 x 8.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Paul F. Walter, 1999.108.27. Creative Commons-BY
IMAGE overall, CUR.1999.108.27.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2011
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Serving fork. Stainless steel and Lucite. The stainless steel, shallow fork has one center line cut out of the circular base. The applied, cylindrical handle is attached to the base through an insertion into a slit on the handle. The lower ¼ of the handle is stainless steel that curves up and then levels out. The upper ¾ of the handle is a clear plastic and is smaller in diameter than the metal section. The plastic section is inserted into the stainless steel handle. It is possible that this item and also 208.26b-e are examples of the Englishtown Cutlery line. (See Hennessey) CONDITION: Very good condition. Some discoloration. Small chip to Lucite at end of handle. Minor scratches, due to use, on stainless steel
RECORD COMPLETENESS Good (74%)
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Fork, from a Five Piece Set of Serving Utensils