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Knife (Germany)

This is a Knife. It was designed by Peter Behrens and manufactured by Martin Josef Rückert. It is dated 1902 and we acquired it in 1996. Its medium is silver, silver gilt. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

It is credited Museum purchase from Pauline Cooper Noyes and Decorative Arts Association Acquisition Funds.

Its dimensions are

cm: L: 20 x W: 2

It has the following markings

On handle, symbol for German mark indicating production of 1888 and later (crescent moon and crown), "800". On blade stamped: "W. Halbach" with symbol, "SOLINGEN/ROSTFREI"

Cite this object as

Knife (Germany); Designed by Peter Behrens (German, 1868–1940); silver, silver gilt; cm: L: 20 x W: 2; Museum purchase from Pauline Cooper Noyes and Decorative Arts Association Acquisition Funds; 1996-106-1

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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