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Case (Netherlands)

This is a Case. It is dated ca. 1700 and we acquired it in 1985. Its medium is shark skin, silver. 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: 16.8 x 2.7 cm (6 5/8 x 1 1/16 in.)

It has the following markings

On top mount: three x-shaped crosses and a crown on top within vertical rectangular border; Tardy, SILVER, 1981, p. 308; Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 18th C.

Cite this object as

Case (Netherlands); shark skin, silver; L x W: 16.8 x 2.7 cm (6 5/8 x 1 1/16 in.); The Robert L. Metzenberg Collection, gift of Eleanor L. Metzenberg; 1985-103-137-a

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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