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Traveling Eating Set (Scandanavia or Germany), ca. 1780

This is a Traveling eating set. It is dated ca. 1780 and we acquired it in 1985. Its medium is mother-of-pearl, brass, 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: 21.9 x 4.5 cm (8 5/8 x 1 3/4 in.)

Cite this object as

Traveling Eating Set (Scandanavia or Germany), ca. 1780; mother-of-pearl, brass, steel ; L x W: 21.9 x 4.5 cm (8 5/8 x 1 3/4 in.); The Robert L. Metzenberg Collection, gift of Eleanor L. Metzenberg; 1985-103-135

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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