This object is currently on display in room 202 as part of Plastics. There is one other image of this object. This image is in the public domain (free of copyright restrictions), and as such we offer a high-resolution image of it. See our image rights statement.

 

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Case For Traveling Cutlery (Germany), second half 18th century

This is a Case for Traveling Cutlery. It is dated second half 18th century and we acquired it in 1985. Its medium is leather, wood, wool, 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: 26 x 5.5 cm (10 1/4 x 2 3/16 in.)

Cite this object as

Case For Traveling Cutlery (Germany), second half 18th century; leather, wood, wool, brass; L x W: 26 x 5.5 cm (10 1/4 x 2 3/16 in.); The Robert L. Metzenberg Collection, gift of Eleanor L. Metzenberg; 1985-103-269

In addition to Plastics, this object was previously on display as part of the exhibition Feeding Desire: Design and the Tools of the Table, 1500-2005.

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