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Knife (France), ca. 1735–40

This is a knife. It is dated ca. 1735–40 and we acquired it in 1985. Its medium is porcelain, 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: 25.8 x 2.7 cm (10 3/16 x 1 1/16 in.)

It has the following markings

On blade: cutler's mark

Cite this object as

Knife (France), ca. 1735–40; porcelain, steel; L x W: 25.8 x 2.7 cm (10 3/16 x 1 1/16 in.); The Robert L. Metzenberg Collection, gift of Eleanor L. Metzenberg; 1985-103-231

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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