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Table knife and fork

Object Number: 
1937.1329ab[dup]
Date: 
1700-1800
Medium: 
Brass, iron
Dimensions: 
fork: 8 3/4 x 3/4 x 5/8 in. ( 22.2 x 1.9 x 1.6 cm ) knife: 9 1/2 x 1 1/8 x 3/4 in. ( 24.1 x 2.9 x 1.9 cm )
Description: 
Brass and iron table knife and fork; knife with a brass, molded, circular handle with three bands flaring to a bulbous end with a short finial; flat, curved steel blade; fork with a brass curving handle with scroll decoration; steel baluster stem and two pointed tines.
Gallery Label: 
This object was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group