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Fork, from a two-piece cutlery set


Artist Unknown (Italy)


late 16th century

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G316
Fork, from a two-piece cutlery set, Artist Unknown (Italy)
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Metalwork | Coral, brass, niello, silver, iron, gold
Size: 8 x 2 1/2 x 1 1/4 in. (20.32 x 6.35 x 3.18 cm)
Creation Place: Europe, Italy, Venice
Culture: Europe, Italy
Style: 16th century
Inscriptions: Inscriptionon one tine, in black: [664]
Physical Description: fork with two long tines; twisted stem; end of handle has piece of red coral left in its organic shape
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Gift of funds from the Decorative Arts Council with proceeds from the 2008 Antiques Show and Sale
Accession Number: 2010.29.2
Added to Site: June 17, 2010