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Fork And Knife (probably France), mid-18th century

This is a Fork and knife. It was manufactured by Meissen Porcelain Manufactory. It is dated mid-18th century and we acquired it in 1913. Its medium is glazed earthenware, steel. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Leverton Harris. It is credited Gift of Leverton Harris.

Its dimensions are

L x W x D (a): 22.3 x 2.5 x 2.3 cm (8 3/4 in. x 1 in. x 7/8 in.) L x W x D (b): 17 x 3 x 2.3 cm (6 11/16 x 1 3/16 x 7/8 in.)

It has the following markings

On blade(a): two partly obscured symbols.

Cite this object as

Fork And Knife (probably France), mid-18th century; Manufactured by Meissen Porcelain Manufactory (Germany); glazed earthenware, steel; L x W x D (a): 22.3 x 2.5 x 2.3 cm (8 3/4 in. x 1 in. x 7/8 in.) L x W x D (b): 17 x 3 x 2.3 cm (6 11/16 x 1 3/16 x 7/8 in.); Gift of Leverton Harris; 1913-13-7-a,b

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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