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Folding Fork And Spoon Bowl (Germany), ca. 1690

This is a Folding fork and spoon bowl. It is dated ca. 1690 and we acquired it in 1985. Its medium is 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 (fork): 15.5 x 1.9 cm (6 1/8 x 3/4 in.) L x W (spoon bowl): 6.3 x 4.2 cm (2 1/2 x 1 5/8 in.)

It has the following markings

Stamped handle: FW Stamp of block numbers (?) on reverse side

It is inscribed

On fork: VI (engraved) On spoon: VI (engraved)

Cite this object as

Folding Fork And Spoon Bowl (Germany), ca. 1690; Previously owned by Robert L. Metzenberg ; silver; L x W (fork): 15.5 x 1.9 cm (6 1/8 x 3/4 in.) L x W (spoon bowl): 6.3 x 4.2 cm (2 1/2 x 1 5/8 in.); The Robert L. Metzenberg Collection, gift of Eleanor L. Metzenberg; 1985-103-77-a,b

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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