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Fork, Assyrian Head Pattern

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Silverplate
DATES Patented 1886
DIMENSIONS 6 1/4 x 5/8 x 1/4 in. (15.9 x 1.6 x 0.6 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS Stamped on back: "(star) ROGERS & BRO A1"
SIGNATURE no signature
INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
ACCESSION NUMBER 88.104.4
CREDIT LINE Gift of Joseph V. Garry
RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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CAPTION 1847 Rogers Brothers. Fork, Assyrian Head Pattern, Patented 1886. Silverplate, 6 1/4 x 5/8 x 1/4 in. (15.9 x 1.6 x 0.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Joseph V. Garry, 88.104.4. Creative Commons-BY
IMAGE overall, 88.104.4_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2008
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Cocktail fork with three tines. Right outer tine is broader than other two and has a notched point. The bottom half of the stem is decorated with evenly spaced diagonal striations. The upper part of the handle which flares out to a rounded head is decorated with a dense scrolling ornament topped by a full-faced female head with a necklace and tall flared headdress, Assyrian Head Pattern. Condition: Good; normal wear.
RECORD COMPLETENESS Good (76%)
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