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Knife (France), late 19th century

This is a knife. It is dated late 19th century and we acquired it in 1990. Its medium is mother-of-pearl, silver. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by John M. Thompson and Mrs. John M. Thompson. It is credited Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John M. Thompson in memory of Mr. and Mrs. G. Auclair.

Its dimensions are

L x W x D: 20 x 1.7 x 1 cm (7 7/8 x 11/16 x 3/8 in.)

Cite this object as

Knife (France), late 19th century; mother-of-pearl, silver; L x W x D: 20 x 1.7 x 1 cm (7 7/8 x 11/16 x 3/8 in.); Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John M. Thompson in memory of Mr. and Mrs. G. Auclair; 1990-67-2

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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