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Toothpick (Austria), 19th century

This is a Toothpick. It is dated 19th century and we acquired it in 1985. Its medium is horn or porcupine. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Eleanor L. Metzenberg and catalogued by S. Wilmering. It is credited The Robert L. Metzenberg Collection, gift of Eleanor L. Metzenberg.

Its dimensions are

L x W: 10 x 0.5 cm (3 15/16 x 3/16 in.)

Cite this object as

Toothpick (Austria), 19th century; horn or porcupine; L x W: 10 x 0.5 cm (3 15/16 x 3/16 in.); The Robert L. Metzenberg Collection, gift of Eleanor L. Metzenberg; 1985-103-276-d

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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