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Fork And Knife (Germany), 1737–39

This is a Fork and knife. It is dated 1737–39 and we acquired it in 1931. Its medium is porcelain, gilding, steel. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Sarah Cooper Hewitt and Eleanor Garnier Hewitt. It is credited Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt.

Its dimensions are

L x W x D (a): 22.8 x 2 x 1.7 cm (9 x 13/16 x 11/16 in.) L x W x D (b): 18.6 x 1.5 x 2.2 cm (7 5/16 x 9/16 x 7/8 in.)

It has the following markings

On blade(a): seven-lobed punch, interior of mark not visible. On reverse of fork (b): first mark for Augsburg 1737or 1739, appears to be a bunch of grapes over a C. Second mark possibly for Bemberg, 2nd half of 18th Century. Appears to be a lion rampant.

Cite this object as

Fork And Knife (Germany), 1737–39; porcelain, gilding, steel; L x W x D (a): 22.8 x 2 x 1.7 cm (9 x 13/16 x 11/16 in.) L x W x D (b): 18.6 x 1.5 x 2.2 cm (7 5/16 x 9/16 x 7/8 in.); Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt; 1931-41-19-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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