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Fork (possibly England), ca. 1690

This is a fork. It is dated ca. 1690 and we acquired it in 1985. Its medium is brass, steel. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Eleanor L. Metzenberg. It is credited The Robert L. Metzenberg Collection, gift of Eleanor L. Metzenberg.

Its dimensions are

L x W: 13.4 x 1.2 cm (5 1/4 x 1/2 in.)

Cite this object as

Fork (possibly England), ca. 1690; brass, steel; L x W: 13.4 x 1.2 cm (5 1/4 x 1/2 in.); The Robert L. Metzenberg Collection, gift of Eleanor L. Metzenberg; 1985-103-105

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