Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Knife, fork, and skewer needle in a case

Date:
18th century
Culture:
Flemish (?)
Medium:
Steel, shagreen, silver, horn or ivory
Dimensions:
Case L. 7 1/2 in. (19.1 cm); knife L. 9 7/8 in. (25.1 cm); fork L. 8 3/4 in. (22.2 cm); skewer needle L. 8 1/4 in. (21 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Steel
Credit Line:
Gift of R. Stuyvesant, 1891
Accession Number:
91.16.16a–d
Not on view
Inscription: [on ends of handles, engraved]: I.W. (initials)
Rutherfurd Stuyvesant (until 1891; to MMA)
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