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Fork (England), ca. 1775–1800

This is a fork. It was made by Wedgwood. It is dated ca. 1775–1800 and we acquired it in 1985. Its medium is silver, gold, jasper. 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: 19.8 x 2.1 cm (7 13/16 x 13/16 in.)

It has the following markings

On neck: F, leopard's head, lion passant; Tardy, Silver (1981) p. 247, 250; London 1861?

Cite this object as

Fork (England), ca. 1775–1800; Made by Wedgwood (United Kingdom); silver, gold, jasper; L x W: 19.8 x 2.1 cm (7 13/16 x 13/16 in.); The Robert L. Metzenberg Collection, gift of Eleanor L. Metzenberg; 1985-103-208

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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