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Fork (possibly Germany), ca. 1730–40

This is a Fork. It is dated ca. 1730–40 and we acquired it in 1985. Its medium is silver, 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: 22.5 x 2 cm (8 7/8 x 13/16 in.)

It has the following markings

On handle: illegible silver mark

It is inscribed

On handle: "A", "H".

Cite this object as

Fork (possibly Germany), ca. 1730–40; silver, steel; L x W: 22.5 x 2 cm (8 7/8 x 13/16 in.); The Robert L. Metzenberg Collection, gift of Eleanor L. Metzenberg; 1985-103-4

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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