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Knife engraved with leaf pattern and ivory handle
Hatton Works (Wilson and Davis)
Knife, from a two-piece fish server
1853 – 1854
Gift of Colonel and Mrs. Thomas M. Spaulding
It is a knife made of silver. The sword blade was made of steel. Floral design was printed on the knob and Deer and bamboo was printed on the cover.<br />
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This small knife is worn by a man. The handle and sheath are decorated with ten symbols of longevity against ring-punched background. The other side features engravings of plantains and lotus buds. Plantain symbolizes resuscitation from death and is one of the Eight Treasures of Taoism. The lotus flower symbolizes purity and the law of cause and effect as it emerges from mud (dirt) and bears seeds.
<p>[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2017) p. 285]</p>
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Korean (Korean (culture or style))
Ladies Knife
19th century
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
This photograph shows a man and woman at a dinner table. The man is covered in coal dust from his work in the mines.
Bill Brandt (British (modern))
Northumbrian Miner at His Evening Meal
Museum Purchase made possible by the Friends of the Museum of Art
This silver ball spoon consists of a round bowl joined to a stem composed of a flattened section and a twist stem that terminates in an ornamental ball knop. An incised six-petal flower surrounded by bands of geometric ornament decorates the interior of the bowl. The flattened section of the stem is adorned with vegetal ornament.
Ball spoon with vegetal ornament
1620 – 1640
Museum Purchase
Silver dish-shaped piece with very large flared lip covered with opulent repouss&eacute; decoration
Tiffany & Company
Center Piece
1905 – 1915
Gift of Mrs. John Alexander

Ralph Gibson (American (North American))
Waiter, Isle of Capr, from "Artifacts"
Gift of Mr. & Mrs. Sheldon Sobel
Five-tined engraved silver fork with ivory handle
Hatton Works (Wilson and Davis)
Fork, from a two-piece fish server
1853 – 1854
Gift of Colonel and Mrs. Thomas M. Spaulding
Silver inkwell made with glass, metal and silver; it has a cylinder body and a round top lid. The body of the inkwell is covered with patterns.
Artist Unknown
Hammered Sterling Silver Inkwell with sterling silver lid
1875 – 1975
Gift in loving memory of Donald Maxwell Robiner from his family
This is a dark, black and white drawing of the interior of a room. In the foreground is a table with a white saucer, silverware, white mug, and glass on top. On the other side of the table is a chair. A smaller table is visible behind the chair in the background of the drawing with a white object on it. The drawing is on medium thick, smooth white wove paper.  There are very visible brush strokes across the drawing, and the paper is crinkled from moisture.
Richard Diebenkorn (American (North American))
Interior with Chair and Table
Gift of Herbert Barrows

Max Beckmann (German (culture or style))
Hunger. No. 4 from the Series of Ten Prints, 'Die Hölle' (Hell).
Museum Purchase

James Jacques Joseph Tissot (French (culture or style))
Trafalgar Square Greeenwich
Gift of Samuel P. Hayes