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Iron fork with six prongs

Object Number: 
1937.1359
Date: 
1750-1850
Medium: 
Iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 3/4 x 1 1/2 in. ( 7 x 3.8 cm )
Description: 
Wrought iron fork with six prongs and hollow section at shaft terminus; socket for wooden handle (which was missing when object was donated).
Gallery Label: 
This object was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group