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Spoon, "Hartford Pattern"

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Silver-plate
DATES patented September 23, 1879
DIMENSIONS 5 1/2 x 1 1/4 x 7/8 in. (14 x 3.2 x 2.2 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS Stamped on back: "PAT.SEP.23.79 (anchor) Wm ROGERS & SON AA"
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 88.104.1
CREDIT LINE Gift of Joseph V. Garry
RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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CAPTION William Rogers & Son (1855-1898). Spoon, "Hartford Pattern," patented September 23, 1879. Silver-plate, 5 1/2 x 1 1/4 x 7/8 in. (14 x 3.2 x 2.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Joseph V. Garry, 88.104.1. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 88.104.1_installation_PS5.jpg)
IMAGE installation, 88.104.1_installation_PS5.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2014
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Teaspoon with a plain bowl. Lower third of stem undecorated. Decoration begins on stem with a molded elongated loop and then four very narrow incised bands. Middle of stem punctuated by a narrow band of three molded ovals and then another narrow band of molded diamond shapes. Handle then flares with straight sides which flare markedly into an elongated oval which culminates in an upwardly curving point decorated with a small florette. This half of the stem is decorated with a small diamond border. A diagonal band of three roundels each contain a six-pointed star is superimposed on a stylized plant with two leaves at its base which branches into two tripartite flowers. The elongated oval portion of the handle is an empty field (intended for initials). "Hartford Pattern. Condition: The teaspoon is lightly scratched over most of the surface and there is a small loss of plate on heel of spoon.
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William Rogers & Son (1855-1898). <em>Spoon, "Hartford Pattern,"</em> patented September 23, 1879. Silver-plate, 5 1/2 x 1 1/4 x 7/8 in. (14 x 3.2 x 2.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Joseph V. Garry, 88.104.1. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 88.104.1_installation_PS5.jpg)