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1985

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2019

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Fork And Knife (Southern Germany), late 17th–early 18th century

This is a Fork and knife. It is dated late 17th–early 18th century and we acquired it in 1985. Its medium is ivory, steel, silver. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Eleanor L. Metzenberg. It is credited The Robert L. Metzenberg Collection, gift of Eleanor L. Metzenberg.

  • Fork (Germany), ca. 1600–1630
  • carved coral, cast and chased gilt silver.
  • The Robert L. Metzenberg Collection, gift of Eleanor L. Metzenberg.
  • 1985-103-81

Its dimensions are

cm: L: 21.5 x W: 3 (8 7/16 x 1 3/16 in.)

It has the following markings

On blade: crown above crescent

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