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What is this?

Three-tined fork, square shoulder, shaped stem with heart-shaped pierced hole, baluster neck. Silver ferrule with engraved borders. Ivory handle carved in deep relief with entwined hunting dogs and prey: roe, stag, rabbits, boar. Button cap at end of handle.

This is a fork from Netherlands. It is dated 1650–1700 and we acquired it in 1985. The Robert L. Metzenberg Collection, gift of Eleanor L. Metzenberg. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

ivory, steel, silver

Its dimensions are

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

This object was donated by Eleanor L. Metzenberg and catalogued by S. Wilmering

This object has been included in the following exhibitions:

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