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Folding Spoon (Probably Carlsbad), ca. 1790

This is a Folding spoon. It is dated ca. 1790 and we acquired it in 1985. Its medium is gold, 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.

Its dimensions are

L x W: 19.1 x 3.6 cm (7 1/2 x 1 7/16 in.)

It has the following markings

On front of neck: "CB", Prague c. 1807; see: NOZE, lZICE, VIDLICKY, Prague, p. 78, 80, 143, fig. 141; On back of neck: partly illegible "IF 3". Tardy, SILVER, 1981, p.398; Czechoslovakia, old production under Austro-Hungarian rule, c1795-1807

Cite this object as

Folding Spoon (Probably Carlsbad), ca. 1790; gold, silver; L x W: 19.1 x 3.6 cm (7 1/2 x 1 7/16 in.); The Robert L. Metzenberg Collection, gift of Eleanor L. Metzenberg; 1985-103-267

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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