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Folding Spoon (Germany)

This is a Folding spoon. It is dated ca. 1700–50 and we acquired it in 1985. Its medium is brass. 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: 18.7 x 3.9 cm (7 3/8 x 1 9/16 in.)

It has the following markings

On blade: two brass filled marks: a star and an arrow

Cite this object as

Folding Spoon (Germany); brass; L x W: 18.7 x 3.9 cm (7 3/8 x 1 9/16 in.); The Robert L. Metzenberg Collection, gift of Eleanor L. Metzenberg; 1985-103-259

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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