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Fork (England), late 17th century

This is a Fork. It was made by William Boswell. It is dated late 17th century and we acquired it in 1957. Its medium is agate, steel, silver. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Francis B. Lothrop, Mrs. George Batchelder and Jordan Abbott. It is credited Gift of Francis B. Lothrop, Mrs. George Batchelder, and Jordan Abbott.

Its dimensions are

(a,b) L: 16.3 x W: 1.5 x D: 1.5 (c) L: 15.8 x W: 1.4 x D: 1.4 (d) L: 15.4 x W: 1.5 x D: 1.5 (e) L: 15 x W: 1.1 x D: 1.1

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Fork (England), late 17th century; Made by William Boswell ; agate, steel, silver; (a,b) L: 16.3 x W: 1.5 x D: 1.5 (c) L: 15.8 x W: 1.4 x D: 1.4 (d) L: 15.4 x W: 1.5 x D: 1.5 (e) L: 15 x W: 1.1 x D: 1.1; Gift of Francis B. Lothrop, Mrs. George Batchelder, and Jordan Abbott; 1957-29-4-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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