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This and 59 other objects are a part of a set whose first object is Dessert Service And Case (France), ca. 1890.

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Dessert Knife (France), ca. 1890

This is a Dessert knife. It was designed by F. Nicoud. It is dated ca. 1890 and we acquired it in 1996. Its medium is silvered and gilt metal, mother-of-pearl. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was purchased from Twentieth Century Silver and fund: Decorative Arts Association Acquisition Fund. It is credited Museum purchase from Smithsonian Institution Collections Acquisition Program, Decorative Arts Association Acquisition, and Sarah Cooper-Hewitt Funds.

Its dimensions are

L x W x D: 20 x 1 x 0.8 cm (7 7/8 x 3/8 x 5/16 in.)

Cite this object as

Dessert Knife (France), ca. 1890; Designed by F. Nicoud (French, active 1890); silvered and gilt metal, mother-of-pearl; L x W x D: 20 x 1 x 0.8 cm (7 7/8 x 3/8 x 5/16 in.); Museum purchase from Smithsonian Institution Collections Acquisition Program, Decorative Arts Association Acquisition, and Sarah Cooper-Hewitt Funds; 1996-56-52

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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