Spoon, "Countess Pattern"
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
8 5/16 x 1 3/4 x 1 1/8 in. (21.1 x 4.4 x 2.9 cm)
Stamped on back: "(eagle) Wm Rogers (star)"
Gift of Joseph V. Garry
Tablespoon with a plain bowl. Lower half of the stem is undecorated. Decoration begins at mid-point of stem with a band of very narrow chevrons. A small circular projection follows, decorated with a molded bow tied about a narrow crossbar. This is flanked by another chevron oriented in the opposing direction decorated with narrow vertical bands. The sides of the handle then flare widely in a trapezoidal shape and terminated in a slightly pointed crest with notched corners. The decoration of the trapezoid consists of: a small continuous beaded border; the lower part of the trapezoid has a undulating vine with leaves and three florettes; followed by a larger flower against a pitted back ground and contained in a rectangle; then a large reserve with scripted initials - "S.T."; then another flower and leaves contained in another rectangular area below the low crested end of the handle. The reverse has similar but abbreviated decoration; the flared trapezoid is undecorated, Countess Pattern.
Condition: Generally good condition. Minor scratches and pitting in bowl. Minor loss of plate on heel of bowl.
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