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Fork (probably Netherlands), ca. 1700

This is a fork. It is dated ca. 1700 and we acquired it in 1985. Its medium is silver, steel. 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: 16.9 x 1.5 cm (6 5/8 x 9/16 in.)

It is inscribed

On handle: unidentified crest

Cite this object as

Fork (probably Netherlands), ca. 1700; silver, steel; L x W: 16.9 x 1.5 cm (6 5/8 x 9/16 in.); The Robert L. Metzenberg Collection, gift of Eleanor L. Metzenberg; 1985-103-3

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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