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Knife (probably France), ca. 1750

This is a knife. It is dated ca. 1750 and we acquired it in 1985. Its medium is steel, ivory. 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: 25.2 x 2.2 cm (9 15/16 x 7/8 in.)

Cite this object as

Knife (probably France), ca. 1750; steel, ivory; L x W: 25.2 x 2.2 cm (9 15/16 x 7/8 in.); The Robert L. Metzenberg Collection, gift of Eleanor L. Metzenberg; 1985-103-195

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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