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Fork Tines, Knife, Sheath Or Fork Handle (probably Austria)

This is a Fork tines, knife, sheath or fork handle. It is dated ca. 1780–1820 and we acquired it in 1985. Its medium is antler, nickel-plated metal, steel, leather. 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

a: cm: L: 20 x W: 2.5 (7 7/8 x 1 in.) b: cm: L: 10.9 x W: 2.7 (4 5/16 x 1 1/16 in.) c: cm: L: 8.9 x W: 1.1 (3 1/2 x 7/16 in.)

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Fork Tines, Knife, Sheath Or Fork Handle (probably Austria); antler, nickel-plated metal, steel, leather; a: cm: L: 20 x W: 2.5 (7 7/8 x 1 in.) b: cm: L: 10.9 x W: 2.7 (4 5/16 x 1 1/16 in.) c: cm: L: 8.9 x W: 1.1 (3 1/2 x 7/16 in.); The Robert L. Metzenberg Collection, gift of Eleanor L. Metzenberg; 1985-103-1-a/c

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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