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Cutlery Sheath And Cap (probably Italy)

This is a Cutlery sheath and cap. It is dated late 16th–early 17th century and we acquired it in 1985. Its medium is leather, silk. 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(a): 28 x 5.5 cm (11 x 2 3/16 in.) L x W(b): 22.2 x 2.3 cm (8 3/4 x 7/8 in.) L x W(c): 18.7 x 2 cm (7 3/8 x 13/16 in.)

It is inscribed

On front of lid: "SIC TANDEM" (always together)

Cite this object as

Cutlery Sheath And Cap (probably Italy); leather, silk; L x W(a): 28 x 5.5 cm (11 x 2 3/16 in.) L x W(b): 22.2 x 2.3 cm (8 3/4 x 7/8 in.) L x W(c): 18.7 x 2 cm (7 3/8 x 13/16 in.); The Robert L. Metzenberg Collection, gift of Eleanor L. Metzenberg; 1985-103-252-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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