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This object and one other are part of a set whose first object is Fork And Knife (Southern Germany), late 17th–early 18th century.

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Knife (probably Netherlands), late 17th–early 18th century

This is a knife. It is dated late 17th–early 18th century and we acquired it in 1985. Its medium is ivory, steel, 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: 21.5 x 3 cm (8 7/16 x 1 3/16 in.)

It has the following markings

On blade: crown above crescent

Cite this object as

Knife (probably Netherlands), late 17th–early 18th century; ivory, steel, silver; L x W: 21.5 x 3 cm (8 7/16 x 1 3/16 in.); The Robert L. Metzenberg Collection, gift of Eleanor L. Metzenberg; 1985-103-158

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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