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Folding Fork And Spoon (Netherlands), early 17th century

This is a Folding fork and spoon. It is dated early 17th century and we acquired it in 1985. Its medium is silver. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

It is credited The Robert L. Metzenberg Collection, gift of Eleanor L. Metzenberg.

Its dimensions are

L x W x D (Fork): 16 x 1.5 x 1 cm (6 5/16 x 9/16 x 3/8 in.) L x W x D (Bowl): 7 x 5 x 1.5 cm (2 3/4 x 1 15/16 x 9/16 in.) L x W x D (Overall): 19.5 x 5 x 3.7 cm (7 11/16 x 1 15/16 x 1 7/16 in.)

It has the following markings

On top of stem: swan in oval; French import mark 1893-1970 Tardy, SILVER (1981) p. 208 On back of spoon bowl: "0" in oval with crown on top Tardy, SILVER (1981) p. 134 or p. 316 ? two illegible marks

It is signed

Later engraved

It is inscribed

On back of spoon bowl: R. Bijlsma, Anno 1751 (later engraving)

Cite this object as

Folding Fork And Spoon (Netherlands), early 17th century; silver; L x W x D (Fork): 16 x 1.5 x 1 cm (6 5/16 x 9/16 x 3/8 in.) L x W x D (Bowl): 7 x 5 x 1.5 cm (2 3/4 x 1 15/16 x 9/16 in.) L x W x D (Overall): 19.5 x 5 x 3.7 cm (7 11/16 x 1 15/16 x 1 7/16 in.); The Robert L. Metzenberg Collection, gift of Eleanor L. Metzenberg; 1985-103-102-a,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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