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Teaspoon

Decorative Arts

MEDIUM Silver-plate
DATES ca. 1883
DIMENSIONS 5 1/16 x 1 1/4 x 1 in. (12.9 x 3.2 x 2.5 cm)
MARKINGS stamped on back: "(anchor) WmROGERS & SON AA"
SIGNATURE Unsigned
INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 1989.19.2
CREDIT LINE Gift of Joseph V. Garry
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Plain bowl. First quarter of handle is undecorated. Decoration begins with a stylized tripartite floral element and then an anthemion followed by a rectangular section trisected by a pair of parallel diagonal lines with a diagonal row of five molded dots between these lines and a small floret in each corner all against horizontal striations. Handle then flares to form a small tripartite projection with three scalloped tops. Each section contains a small-stylized flower on along stem all against more horizontal striations. Straight sides of handle then flare gradually to short round shoulders, which are topped by a semi-circular crest. Centered above the tripartite projection is a small five-leaf branch. Above this is a diagonal band with four diagonally quartered squares, each separated by a hollow dot all against a stippled ground. Above this to the right is a quarter sunburst with a meandering two-part branch with small flowers and leaves behind it that rises in the broad field at the end of the handle. Below the semi-circular crest that contains a sunburst is a stylized symmetrical tripartite flower in an inverted triangular area. The reverse has a similar but abbreviated decoration. Harvard Pattern. CONDITION - Good, slight overall scratching and minor plate loss on underside of tines. CONDITION - Good, with normal wear; some minor pitting in the bowl; scratches on the upper handle; plate loss on heel of bowl and at upturn of handle on underside.
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