Bone-handled fork, Portland, ca. 1760

Contributed by Tate House Museum


Originally owned by the Tate family, this bone-handled fork was recovered from the ell foundation of the Tate House in Stroudwater in 1951; it bears a decorative crosshatched design.

George Tate (1700-1794) and his family came to Maine in about 1750 and built the house. He served as the king's mast agent, securing timbers for the Royal Navy.

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About This Item

  • Title: Bone-handled fork, Portland, ca. 1760
  • Creation Date: circa 1760
  • Subject Date: circa 1760
  • Town: Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Bone, metal
  • Dimensions: 20.32 cm x 16.51 cm
  • Local Code: 1951.6
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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Tate House Museum
1267 Westbrook Street, Portland, ME 04102
(207) 774-6177

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