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This object and one other are part of a set whose first object is Fork And Spoon (Germany), 1600–30.

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Fork (Germany), ca. 1600–1630

This is a fork. It is dated ca. 1600–1630 and we acquired it in 1985. Its medium is coral, gilt 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.

  • Knife (England), ca. 1700
  • cut and honed steel, carved wood, cut sheet brass.
  • The Robert L. Metzenberg Collection, gift of Eleanor L. Metzenberg.
  • 1985-103-49

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Its dimensions are

L x W: 19 x 1.7 cm (7 1/2 x 11/16 in.)

It has the following markings

On shoulder of fork: embellished "N" within oval contour, flattened on top

Cite this object as

Fork (Germany), ca. 1600–1630; Previously owned by Robert L. Metzenberg ; coral, gilt silver; L x W: 19 x 1.7 cm (7 1/2 x 11/16 in.); The Robert L. Metzenberg Collection, gift of Eleanor L. Metzenberg; 1985-103-81

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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