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This object and one other are part of a set whose first object is Fork And Knife (Southern Germany), late 17th–early 18th century.

Fork (probably Netherlands), 1650–1700

This is a fork. It is dated 1650–1700 and we acquired it in 1985. Its medium is ivory, steel, silver. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Eleanor L. Metzenberg and catalogued by S. Wilmering. It is credited The Robert L. Metzenberg Collection, gift of Eleanor L. Metzenberg.

Its dimensions are

L x W: 18 x 2.2 cm (7 1/16 x 7/8 in.)

Cite this object as

Fork (probably Netherlands), 1650–1700. ivory, steel, silver. The Robert L. Metzenberg Collection, gift of Eleanor L. Metzenberg. 1985-103-159.

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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