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This object and one other are part of a set whose first object is Fork And Knife (Southern Germany).

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Knife (probably Netherlands)

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.

  • Border (Portugal)
  • silk embroidery on linen foundation.
  • Gift of John Pierpont Morgan.
  • 1902-1-904

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); 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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