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Fork (Germany), 17th century

This is a Fork. It is dated 17th century and we acquired it in 1985. Its medium is steel, brass, horn, bone. 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: 32.3 x 4.5 cm (12 11/16 x 1 3/4 in.)

It has the following markings

On blade

Cite this object as

Fork (Germany), 17th century; steel, brass, horn, bone; L x W: 32.3 x 4.5 cm (12 11/16 x 1 3/4 in.); The Robert L. Metzenberg Collection, gift of Eleanor L. Metzenberg; 1985-103-10

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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