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1905

  • Work on this object ended.

1960

  • We acquired this object.

2005

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2019

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Knife (Poland), ca. 1850–1900

This is a Knife. It was made by Gerlach. It is dated ca. 1850–1900 and we acquired it in 1960. Its medium is silver, steel. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

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

Its dimensions are

L x W x D: 25.2 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm (9 15/16 x 1 x 9/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Blades stamped 'Gerlach w Warszawie' with a crown.

Cite this object as

Knife (Poland), ca. 1850–1900; Made by Gerlach ; silver, steel; L x W x D: 25.2 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm (9 15/16 x 1 x 9/16 in.); Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Wiesenberger; 1960-189-2-a

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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