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Fork (Netherlands), early 17th century

This is a fork. It is dated early 17th century and we acquired it in 1985. Its medium is wood, 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 x D: 21.8 x 2.8 x 2.5 cm (8 9/16 x 1 1/8 x 1 in.)

It is inscribed

Engraved on socket: KID

Cite this object as

Fork (Netherlands), early 17th century; wood, steel; L x W x D: 21.8 x 2.8 x 2.5 cm (8 9/16 x 1 1/8 x 1 in.); The Robert L. Metzenberg Collection, gift of Eleanor L. Metzenberg; 1985-103-52

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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