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1914

  • Work on this object ended.

1957

  • We acquired this object.

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Persian Ice Cream Knife, ca. 1872–1904

This is a Ice cream knife. It was manufactured by Tiffany and Co. and patentee: Edward C. Moore (1827-1891). It is dated ca. 1872–1904 and we acquired it in 1957. Its medium is silver, parcel gilding. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

It is credited Gift of Anonymous Donor.

Its dimensions are

L x W x D: 30 x 7.5 x 5.1 cm (11 13/16 x 2 15/16 x 2 in.)

It has the following markings

Stamped: m/Tiffany & Co./Sterling/ pat. 1872.

Cite this object as

Persian Ice Cream Knife, ca. 1872–1904; Manufactured by Tiffany and Co. (United States); USA; silver, parcel gilding; L x W x D: 30 x 7.5 x 5.1 cm (11 13/16 x 2 15/16 x 2 in.); Gift of Anonymous Donor; 1957-100-13

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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