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Teaspoon, "Scroll Pattern"

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Silver-plate
DATES ca. 1890
DIMENSIONS 5 15/16 x 1 1/4 x 1 in. (15.1 x 3.2 x 2.5 cm)
MARKINGS Stamped on back: "(anchor) WM RODGERS & SON AA"
SIGNATURE Unsigned
INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
ACCESSION NUMBER 88.112.13
CREDIT LINE Gift of Robert Tuggle
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Teaspoon with a plain bowl. Straight handle flares slightly at mid-point and then pinches in before flaring out again to form a broad shape, which again pinches in just before the slightly arched end. The decoration of the first straight portion of the handle is four flowers and leaves in a dense pattern in high relief. After the pinched mid-point the decoration is a dense high relief scrolling pattern with an irregular shield reserve, intended for initials, about 1" from the end and a molded cornucopia below the shield. The reverse is undecorated save for a pair of symmetrical scrolls at mid-point. Scroll Pattern. Condition: Very good; retains a great deal of luster. Normal wear and some light scratches. Slight plate loss on heel of bowl.
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