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Cheese Knife

Decorative Arts

MEDIUM Wood and stainless steel
  • Place Made: Japan
  • DATES ca. 1955
    DIMENSIONS 1 x 8 x 3 5/8 in. (2.5 x 20.3 x 9.2 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS (impressed on rear of blade): DANSK/INTERNATIONAL/DESIGNS,LTD/THORUN / JAPAN/c (in circle)
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CREDIT LINE Gift of M. Christmann Zulli
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION attributed to Jens Quistgaard (Danish, 1919-2008). Cheese Knife, ca. 1955. Wood and stainless steel, 1 x 8 x 3 5/8 in. (2.5 x 20.3 x 9.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of M. Christmann Zulli, 2002.72b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.2002.72b_mark.jpg)
    IMAGE mark, CUR.2002.72b_mark.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Flaring, rounded handle of stainless steel sandwiched between two egg-shaped wooden elements at handle terminal. At juncture of handle and blade, blade flares out to broad, u-shaped section with a cutting slit just below shoulder.
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