This is a Knife. It was designed by Peter Behrens and manufactured by Martin Josef Rückert. It is dated 1902 and we acquired it in 1996. Its medium is silver, silver gilt. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.
It is credited
Museum purchase from Pauline Cooper Noyes and Decorative Arts Association Acquisition Funds.
Its dimensions are
cm: L: 21 x W: 3
It has the following markings
On reverse of blade: "R" with wheel for Ruckert, symbol for German mark indicating production of 1888 and later (crescent moon and crown), "800"
Cite this object as
Knife (Germany); Designed by Peter Behrens (German, 1868–1940); silver, silver gilt; cm: L: 21 x W: 3; Museum purchase from Pauline Cooper Noyes and Decorative Arts Association Acquisition Funds; 1996-106-5
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Feeding Desire: Design and the Tools of the Table, 1500-2005.