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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 ivory, silver, stainless steel. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

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

  • Fork (Germany), ca. 1600–1630
  • carved coral, cast and chased gilt silver.
  • The Robert L. Metzenberg Collection, gift of Eleanor L. Metzenberg.
  • 1985-103-81

Its dimensions are

L: 19.5 cm (7 11/16 in.)

It has the following markings

On blade: SHEFFIELD STAINLESS STEEL BLADE MADE IN ENGLAND

Cite this object as

Knife (possibly Germany), ca. 1700–1800; ivory, silver, stainless steel; L: 19.5 cm (7 11/16 in.); The Robert L. Metzenberg Collection, gift of Eleanor L. Metzenberg; 1985-103-175

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