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1955

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  • We acquired this object.

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Knife (Denmark), ca. 1960

This is a Knife. It was designed by Simon Lissim and manufactured by S.Sorensen & Son. It is dated ca. 1960 and we acquired it in 1981. Its medium is silver, steel, gilt. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was bequest of Simon Lissim. It is credited Bequest of Simon Lissim.

Its dimensions are

cm: L: 22.2 x W: 2.1 x D: 1

It has the following markings

On side of handle, stamped: DES BY LISSIM. 830S. MADE IN DENMARK BY C.SORENSEN & SON.

It is inscribed

On blade: "RAADVAD KNIVFABRIKER", a flower-like symbol, "RUST FRI".

Cite this object as

Knife (Denmark), ca. 1960; Designed by Simon Lissim (American, b. Kiev, Russia, 1900–1981); silver, steel, gilt; cm: L: 22.2 x W: 2.1 x D: 1; Bequest of Simon Lissim; 1981-37-7

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