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Nut Pick

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
DESIGNER Henry G. Reed
MEDIUM Silverplate
DATES Patented December 29, 1868
DIMENSIONS 4 11/16 x 5/8 x 3/8 in. (11.9 x 1.6 x 1 cm)
MARKINGS Stamped on back: "Reed & BARTON 2" and "PAT. DEC. 29. 1868
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
CREDIT LINE Gift of Joseph V. Garry
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION A nut pick whose pointed tip curves upward then flares into a softened ovoid projection that is capped by small symmetrical volutes. The straight sides of the handle continue until interrupted by a small circular projection decorated with a stylized rosette. The handle then flares out into the circular end of the handle that is capped by a small double domed projection. In the circular end against a background of dense narrow horizontal lines is a classical male head in profile. The reverse is undecorated. Roman Medallion pattern. Condition: Good original condition; slight overall scratching due to normal wear.
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