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Folding Fork, ca. 1680–1700

This is a Folding fork. It is dated ca. 1680–1700 and we acquired it in 1985. Its medium is steel, silver, 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: 19.4 x 1.9 cm (7 5/8 x 3/4 in.)

Cite this object as

Folding Fork, ca. 1680–1700; steel, silver, bone; L x W: 19.4 x 1.9 cm (7 5/8 x 3/4 in.); The Robert L. Metzenberg Collection, gift of Eleanor L. Metzenberg; 1985-103-140

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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