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Dinner Fork

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Silver-plate
DATES ca. 1875
DIMENSIONS 7 1/2 x 1 in. (19.1 x 2.5 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS on back of stem: 1847 ROGERS BROS XII (indistinguishable circular mark).
SIGNATURE Unsigned
INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
ACCESSION NUMBER 87.223.4
CREDIT LINE Gift of Dr. and Mrs. George Liberman
RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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CAPTION 1847 Rogers Brothers. Dinner Fork, ca. 1875. Silver-plate, 7 1/2 x 1 in. (19.1 x 2.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Dr. and Mrs. George Liberman, 87.223.4. Creative Commons-BY
IMAGE overall, CUR.87.223.4.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Four-tined dinner fork, silverplate with sloping shoulders, plain straight stem to midband; above midband handle flares outward broadly to double-arched crest containing semi-sunburst. Handle has abstract decoration in compartments. the decoration comprises, from bottom to top, a branch of flowers; diamond lozenges; monogram H in script; rondel enclosing stylized blossoms. Back of handle similarly decorated but lacking lower three compartments, Laurel Pattern. CONDITION: Normal wear.
RECORD COMPLETENESS Good (74%)
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Dinner Fork