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Odin Butter Knife, ca. 1960

This is a Butter knife. It was designed by Jens H. Quistgaard and produced by Dansk International Designs, Ltd.. It is dated ca. 1960 and we acquired it in 1987. Its medium is stainless steel. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Dansk International Designs, Ltd.. It is credited Gift of Dansk International Designs, Ltd..

Its dimensions are

L x W x D: 16.6 x 2.1 x 0.4 cm (6 9/16 x 13/16 x 3/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Etched printed on blade: "DANSK/INTERNATIONAL/DESIGNS LTD/IHQ/JAPAN/@"

Cite this object as

Odin Butter Knife, ca. 1960; Designed by Jens H. Quistgaard (Danish, 1919 - 2008); Japan; stainless steel; L x W x D: 16.6 x 2.1 x 0.4 cm (6 9/16 x 13/16 x 3/16 in.); Gift of Dansk International Designs, Ltd.; 1987-6-4

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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