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Dessert Spoon

Decorative Arts

MEDIUM Silver-plate
DATES ca. 1895
DIMENSIONS 7 1/8 x 1 1/2 x 1 in. (18.1 x 3.8 x 2.5 cm)
MARKINGS stamped on back: "1835 R. WALLACE A1" . "A1" indicates extra plate, the highest grade plate.
SIGNATURE Unsigned
INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 1989.19.6
CREDIT LINE Gift of Joseph V. Garry
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Plain bowl. Straight sides of handle flare at mid-point gradually to a rounded cap. Decoration begins with a small flower centered at the beginning of the handle with three leaves above a small asymmetrical scroll bow. Next quarter of handle is undecorated. Balance of handle has an overall asymmetrical scrolling design punctuated by five flowers and a small reserve at the end of handle. Design stops short of the edge of the handle and there is a continuous plain flat border around the dense design. The reverse is decorated in a similar fashion but has no blank reserve. Pattern unknown. CONDITION - Good. Normal wear; some scratching and minor wear to molded design at mid-point of handle.
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