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Fork (France), 1819–38

This is a fork. It was made by Jean-Charles Cahier. It is dated 1819–38 and we acquired it in 1960. Its medium is silver. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Mrs. Arthur Wiesenberger and Arthur Wiesenberger. It is credited Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Wiesenberger.

Its dimensions are

L x W x D: 21.3 x 2.5 cm (8 3/8 x 1 in.)

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Fork (France), 1819–38; Made by Jean-Charles Cahier ; silver; L x W x D: 21.3 x 2.5 cm (8 3/8 x 1 in.); Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Wiesenberger; 1960-189-1-b

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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