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Folding Fork (Germany), ca. 1700

This is a Folding fork. It was manufactured by FGS. It is dated ca. 1700 and we acquired it in 1985. Its medium is silver, gold, steel, brass. 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: 15.7 x 1.7 cm (6 3/16 x 11/16 in.)

It has the following markings

On back of neck: J. G. S.

Cite this object as

Folding Fork (Germany), ca. 1700; Manufactured by FGS ; silver, gold, steel, brass; L x W: 15.7 x 1.7 cm (6 3/16 x 11/16 in.); The Robert L. Metzenberg Collection, gift of Eleanor L. Metzenberg; 1985-103-251

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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