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Sucket Fork

This is a Sucket fork. It is dated ca. 1840–45 and we acquired it in 1985. Its medium is silver, wood. 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: 25.4 x 1.7 cm (10 x 11/16 in.)

It has the following markings

On cap near stem; Austrian mark of 19th c. Tardy, SILVER, p.74

It is inscribed

Engraving on cap mark cuts through mark, probably 19th century piece.

Cite this object as

Sucket Fork; silver, wood; L x W: 25.4 x 1.7 cm (10 x 11/16 in.); The Robert L. Metzenberg Collection, gift of Eleanor L. Metzenberg; 1985-103-33

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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