Spoon, "Hartford Pattern"
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
patented September 23, 1879
5 1/2 x 1 1/4 x 7/8 in. (14 x 3.2 x 2.2 cm) (show scale)
Stamped on back: "PAT.SEP.23.79 (anchor) Wm ROGERS & SON AA"
Gift of Joseph V. Garry
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
Condition: The teaspoon is lightly scratched over most of the surface and there is a small loss of plate on heel of spoon.
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)
installation, 88.104.1_installation_PS5.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2014
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