Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Pair of table knives

Date:
late 17th century
Culture:
Dutch
Medium:
Steel, porcelain, base metal
Dimensions:
Length (each): 10 1/2 in. (26.7 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Steel
Credit Line:
Gift of R. Stuyvesant, 1893
Accession Number:
93.13.3, .4
Not on view
Marking: Trefoil (unidentified maker's mark)
Rutherfurd Stuyvesant (until 1893; to MMA)
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