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Decorative Arts

RETAILER E. Benjamin Co.
  • Possible Place Manufactured: New York, United States
  • DATES ca. 1855
    DIMENSIONS 6 in. (15.2 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS pseudo hallmaeks: head, lion passant, C E. BEBJAMIN
    SIGNATURE no signature
    INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Robert J. Mehlman
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION E. Benjamin Co.. Fork, ca. 1855. Silver, 6 in. (15.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Robert J. Mehlman, 85.157. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE overall, 85.157_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Fork with four-pronged bowl; scrolling at edge of shoulders runs up the sides of handle to cast acanthus decoration, surrounded by scrolling, at lower section of handle end; scrolling above this terminates at crest with cast asymmetrical foliage. Similar decoration on back of fork handle with double loop on back of bowl. Monogram engraved in script, back of handle: CH (?). CONDITIOIN: Ends of prongs worn. Normal wear to handle; rubbed; monogram rubbed.
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