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Skewer (France), 19th century

This is a Skewer. It is dated 19th century and we acquired it in 1931. Its medium is silver. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Mrs. Abram S. Hewitt. It is credited Gift of Mrs. Abram S. Hewitt.

Its dimensions are

L x W x D: 19.1 x 3.8 x 0.7 cm (7 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 1/4 in.)

It has the following markings

On blade or pin: below the join a Minerva head indicating a .800 silver fineness, a standard used from 1838-1973; maker's mark of a diamond shape with a crowned "K" in the upper region, a cross in the lower region, a "J.S" through the center; a Bigorne on the opposing side.

Cite this object as

Skewer (France), 19th century; silver; L x W x D: 19.1 x 3.8 x 0.7 cm (7 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 1/4 in.); Gift of Mrs. Abram S. Hewitt; 1931-44-36

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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