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This object and one other are part of a set whose first object is Fork And Spoon (Germany), 1600–30.

Fork (Germany), ca. 1600–1630

This is a fork. It is dated ca. 1600–1630 and we acquired it in 1985. Its medium is carved coral, cast and chased gilt 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: 19 x 1.7 cm (7 1/2 x 11/16 in.)

It has the following markings

On shoulder of fork: embellished "N" within oval contour, flattened on top

Cite this object as

Fork (Germany), ca. 1600–1630. carved coral, cast and chased gilt silver. The Robert L. Metzenberg Collection, gift of Eleanor L. Metzenberg. 1985-103-81.

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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