Folding Fork (France), 1809–19
This is a Folding fork. It was made by Gavet Coutelier. It is dated 1809–19 and we acquired it in 1985. Its medium is silver, wood, steel. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.
This object was
Eleanor L. Metzenberg.
It is credited
The Robert L. Metzenberg Collection, gift of Eleanor L. Metzenberg.
Its dimensions are
L x W: 21.7 x 2.4 cm (8 9/16 x 15/16 in.)
It has the following markings
On back of fork: Moyenne Guarantee, Paris 1809-1819; Finenesse mark .950, Paris 1803-1809; Illegible makers mark in lozenge; Hallmark .950, France 1838, See: Tardy, SILVER (1981) p.191, 192, 199
Cite this object as
Folding Fork (France), 1809–19; Made by Gavet Coutelier (France); silver, wood, steel; L x W: 21.7 x 2.4 cm (8 9/16 x 15/16 in.); The Robert L. Metzenberg Collection, gift of Eleanor L. Metzenberg; 1985-103-281-f
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Feeding Desire: Design and the Tools of the Table, 1500-2005.