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What is this?

Handle in the form of a gentle s-curve modeled to suggest leaves from which rises a sharp, pointed blade.

This is a knife from Germany. It is dated 1900–02 and we acquired it in 2002. Gift of Torsten Broehan, Berlin. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

silver

Its dimensions are

L x W x D: 17 x 1.6 x 0.3 cm (6 11/16 x 5/8 x 1/8 in.)

It has the following markings

On back of head: rectangular stamp with logo of M.H.Wilkens & Sohne and "800" and a moon and crown.

It is signed

none

This object was manufactured by M.H.Wilkens & Sohne and designed by Heinrich Vogeler

This object was donated by Torsten Broehan

This object has been included in the following exhibitions:

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=http://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18695497/ |title=Knife, "Tulip", 1900–02 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=31 October 2014 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>

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