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Chrysanthemum Oyster Fork

This is a Oyster fork. It was manufactured by Tiffany and Co. and patentee: Charles Grosjean. It is dated 1880–91 and we acquired it in 1957. Its medium is silver. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

It is credited Gift of Anonymous Donor.

Its dimensions are

L x W x D: 15 x 2 x 1 cm (5 7/8 x 13/16 x 3/8 in.)

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Chrysanthemum Oyster Fork; Manufactured by Tiffany and Co. (United States); USA; silver; L x W x D: 15 x 2 x 1 cm (5 7/8 x 13/16 x 3/8 in.); Gift of Anonymous Donor; 1957-61-44-a

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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