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Fork (Germany), 1931

This is a Fork. It was designed by Fritz August Breuhaus de Groot. It is dated 1931 and we acquired it in 2001. Its medium is silver-plated metal. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This fork is part of a set designed in 1931 by the architect Fritz August Breuhaus de Groot, a native of Solingen, Germany. Solingen, near Cologne, was a major center of production of German cutlery. The set was commissioned by J. A. Henckels to celebrate the firm’s bicentennial. The robust, lobed handles give each piece in the set a strong sculptural character and a clean, modern line.
The acquisition of this fork, together with a knife from the set, would strengthen the museum's collection of German cutlery from the first half of the 20th century.
Reference:
Klaus Marquardt, Eight Centuries of European Knives, Forks, and Spoons: An Art Collection (Stuttgart: Arnoldsche, 1997), no. 581.

It is credited Gift of Broehan Art Inc..

Its dimensions are

cm: H: 2.3 x L: 20.2 x W: 2.7 (7/8 x7 15/16 x 1 1/16 in. )

It has the following markings

On back side of handle: stamped 100 and Henckels logo.

Cite this object as

Fork (Germany), 1931; Designed by Fritz August Breuhaus de Groot (1883 – 1960); silver-plated metal; cm: H: 2.3 x L: 20.2 x W: 2.7 (7/8 x7 15/16 x 1 1/16 in. ); Gift of Broehan Art Inc.; 2001-19-2

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