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Knife (blade: France), handle: 1662–1722; blade: early 18th century

This is a knife. It is dated handle: 1662–1722; blade: early 18th century and we acquired it in 1985. Its medium is famille-verre porcelain, gilding, steel, silver. 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: 21 x 2.2 cm (8 1/4 x 7/8 in.)

It has the following markings

On blade: crowned A, KRONE A LIEGE

Cite this object as

Knife (blade: France), handle: 1662–1722; blade: early 18th century; famille-verre porcelain, gilding, steel, silver; L x W: 21 x 2.2 cm (8 1/4 x 7/8 in.); The Robert L. Metzenberg Collection, gift of Eleanor L. Metzenberg; 1985-103-216

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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