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1987

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Fork (Italy), ca. 1986

This is a fork. It was designed by Carlo Scarpa. It is dated ca. 1986 and we acquired it in 1987. Its medium is silver. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

It is credited Gift of Cleto Munari.

Its dimensions are

L x W x D: 17.7 x 2.5 x 1.9 cm (6 15/16 x 1 x 3/4 in.)

It has the following markings

The handle stamped on reverse "C. Scarpa [in signature] per cleto munari" and with a star-mark and "255" and "VI" [obscured] in a rectangular, pointed-end box, then "925" in an oval, indicating Italy.

Cite this object as

Fork (Italy), ca. 1986; Designed by Carlo Scarpa (Italian, 1906–1978); silver; L x W x D: 17.7 x 2.5 x 1.9 cm (6 15/16 x 1 x 3/4 in.); Gift of Cleto Munari; 1987-20-4

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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