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Fork (The Netherlands or Flanders), ca. 1621

This is a Fork. It is dated ca. 1621 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: 17.5 x 1.4 cm (6 7/8 x 9/16 in.)

It has the following markings

On back of neck: illegible; possibly from workshop of Johann Theodoor de Bry (1561-1623).

It is inscribed

On handle: illegible

Cite this object as

Fork (The Netherlands or Flanders), ca. 1621; silver, steel; L x W: 17.5 x 1.4 cm (6 7/8 x 9/16 in.); The Robert L. Metzenberg Collection, gift of Eleanor L. Metzenberg; 1985-103-73

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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