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What is this?

Four tines; long handle tapers then swells at end, with two concave lobes. Back side has engraved oval near head and long lines extending down sides. JO monogram in square near end of handle, backside.

This is a fork from Germany. It is dated 1901 and we acquired it in 2001. Museum purchase through gift of Christie's in honor of Joseph Holtzman. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

silver-plated metal

Its dimensions are

L x W x D: 21.8 x 2.5 x 1.8 cm (8 9/16 x 1 x 11/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Underside, near end of handle: JO monogram (for Joseph Olbrich) in square. Stamped CHRISTOFLE and with an inidendified (import/export) mark.

This object was manufactured by Christofle and designed by Joseph Maria Olbrich

This object was fund: General Acquisitions Endowment and purchased from Torsten Broehan

This object has been included in the following exhibitions:

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url= |title=Fork, 1901 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=30 July 2014 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>

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