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Shell Dinner Fork

This is a Dinner fork. It was manufactured by Arita Porcelain Company and distributed by Bloomingdale's. It is dated 1985 and we acquired it in 1986. Its medium is silver. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Bloomingdale's. It is credited Gift of Bloomingdale's.

Its dimensions are

L x W x D: 19.6 x 2.3 x 2.2 cm (7 11/16 x 7/8 x 7/8 in.)

It has the following markings

On reverse of stem: c.1985 CUMMINGS 925

Cite this object as

Shell Dinner Fork; Manufactured by Arita Porcelain Company ; USA; silver; L x W x D: 19.6 x 2.3 x 2.2 cm (7 11/16 x 7/8 x 7/8 in.); Gift of Bloomingdale's; 1986-100-2

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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