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Spoon, "Countess Pattern"

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Silver-plate
DATES ca. 1880
DIMENSIONS 8 5/16 x 1 3/4 x 1 1/8 in. (21.1 x 4.4 x 2.9 cm)
MARKINGS Stamped on back: "(eagle) Wm Rogers (star)"
INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CREDIT LINE Gift of Joseph V. Garry
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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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