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Teaspoon

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Silver plate
DATES ca. 1884
DIMENSIONS 5 15/16 x 1 1/2 x 7/8 in. (15.1 x 3.8 x 2.2 cm)
MARKINGS Stamped on back: "1847 ROGERS BROS. 6, (indistinct logo)"
SIGNATURE no signature
INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
ACCESSION NUMBER 88.156.13
CREDIT LINE Gift of Robert Tuggle
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Sides of handle are straight-edged and rounded; they taper gradually towards the bowl. At about two-thirds down from the top is a curved semi-circular projection decorated with a molded design consisting of a mirror image intertwined S-scroll design. Top of handle (center) is decorated with tapering triangular-shaped reserve containing a molded decoration consisting of a diaphanous garbed boy playing a double-barrel horn (Pan). The figure is facing towards the left edge of the handle. He is set against a stippled background decorated with a floral vine pattern on top and three vertically aligned flowers in bottom. Reverse of handle is decorated with four molded incised lines that form a triangular division on top two-thirds of handle. The curved projection is decorated with intertwined S-scrolls as on front. Arcadian Pattern. Condition: Good; there are minor scratches on surface; none of the silver plate has worn off from the heel of the bowl.
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