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Tablespoon

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Silver-plate
DATES ca. 1893
DIMENSIONS 8 1/4 x 1 13/16 x 1 in. (21 x 4.6 x 2.5 cm)
MARKINGS Stamped on back: " * ROGERS & BROA1"
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 88.156.12
CREDIT LINE Gift of Robert Tuggle
CAPTION 1847 Rogers Brothers. Tablespoon, ca. 1893. Silver-plate, 8 1/4 x 1 13/16 x 1 in. (21 x 4.6 x 2.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Robert Tuggle, 88.156.12. Creative Commons-BY
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Tablespoon with molded decoration that begins at top with a symmetrical rococo cartouche. Below this is a protruding asymmetrical stylized C-scroll. On opposite side (left) are two smaller C-scrolls; both are incurved and aligned back to front; the smaller on the inside of the larger. Above the double C-scrolls are a rose and a small incurved C-scroll (right). In center of handle is polished undecorated reserve, which is asymmetrical (intended for initials). Below reserve on both left and right edges are rinceaux vines; each of slightly different shape and size than the other. Below on the right edge is a stylized fish or dolphin. Decoration on lower handle consists of a raised line border, on both left and right edges, that is interrupted by out curved volutes; the lines stemming from the volutes form their own line borders. Below this (left) is a stylized vine pattern that meanders downward and terminates at bowl. A shorter vine frames the right edge. Decoration on reverse is very similar to that on front; however, missing is the rose and small C-scroll (near top) and is replaced by a stippled ground. The stylized fish is replaced by a polished reserve, framed by C-scrolls to form an asymmetrical cartouche. Columbia Pattern. Condition: Good; there are minor marks of pitting on the surface; some of the plate has worn off.
RECORD COMPLETENESS Meh (29%)
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