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Dinner Fork, Lorne Pattern

Decorative Arts and Design

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Silverplate
DATES ca. 1878
DIMENSIONS 7 1/2 x 15/16 x 7/8 in. (19.1 x 2.5 x 2.2 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS Stamped on back: "(star) ROGERS & BRO.A1"
SIGNATURE no signature
INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
CREDIT LINE Gift of Robert Tuggle
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Dinner fork with four straight tines. First inch of handle is undecorated. The decoration begins with a small molded triangle then a narrow band of ovals and dots surrounded by narrow horizontal bands above and below. Then a broader band of elongated ovals and then more narrow horizontal lines. Next is a band with short diagonal of three dots and then more narrow bands. Next is a one-inch long area with an asymmetric floral design with three full-face flowers, stems, leaves and buds. This is surmounted by a band of five horizontal florets above which is a central floret topped by an anthemion-like motif between symmetric scrolls and fluting that trails out and up towards the curved end of the handle creating a large blank reserve that continues with no decoration to the end of the handle. The reverse is blank. Lorne Pattern. Condition: Good; some loss on heel and to sides of tines on bottom. Normal wear; some scratches.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CAPTION 1847 Rogers Brothers. Dinner Fork, Lorne Pattern, ca. 1878. Silverplate, 7 1/2 x 15/16 x 7/8 in. (19.1 x 2.5 x 2.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Robert Tuggle, 88.112.8. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 88.112.8_PS2.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 88.112.8_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2008
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