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Knife (possibly Germany), ca. 1700–1800

This is a Knife. It is dated ca. 1700–1800 and we acquired it in 1985. Its medium is steel, silver, agate. 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: 19.6 x 2.1 cm (7 11/16 x 13/16 in.)

It has the following markings

On blade: star small square fir tree

Cite this object as

Knife (possibly Germany), ca. 1700–1800; steel, silver, agate; L x W: 19.6 x 2.1 cm (7 11/16 x 13/16 in.); The Robert L. Metzenberg Collection, gift of Eleanor L. Metzenberg; 1985-103-120

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