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Orange Spoon

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Silver-plate
DATES ca. 1885
DIMENSIONS 5 15/16 x 1 1/8 x 13/16 in. (15.1 x 2.9 x 2.1 cm)
MARKINGS Stamped on back: "C.ROGERS & BROS.A1"
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 1989.66.3
CREDIT LINE Gift of Kevin L. Stayton
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Orange spoon, silver-plated with plain bowl that is elongated to a rounded point. First quarter of the stem is undecorated. Decoration begins with a pointed leaf flanked by similar half-leaves topped by a narrow double band above which is a flattened stylized flower topped by another narrow pair of bands, a row of five molded dots in turn topped by another pair of narrow bands. Above this are four very narrow elongated ovals with dense horizontal lines in their centers forming a broad band topped another pair of narrow bands, another row of five molded dots topped in turn by another pair of narrow bands. Above this is a symmetrical leaf design at their interstice of two curving diagonal bands of Maltese crosses. At upper interstice is a stylized sunburst motif with rays in the center, an arc of small dots above and an arched band of scallops with a dot above each half circle. The remaining end of the handle is undecorated. The reverse is undecorated. Winthrop Pattern. Condition: Good. Bowl seems to have a satin finish and handle a bright finish. Small loss of plate to heel of bowl; slight overall scratching.
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