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Dinner Fork

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CULTURE American
MEDIUM Silver-plate
DATES ca. 1882
DIMENSIONS 7 1/4 x 1 x 1 1/16 in. (18.4 x 2.5 x 2.7 cm)
MARKINGS stamped on back: 1847ROGERSBROS.A1 (logo indistinct - probably Meriden Britannia Co. with two-arm scale in center).
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 1989.71.12
CREDIT LINE Purchased with funds given by Joseph V. Garry
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Silver-plate, with four straight tines. The sides of the handle flare out gradually into a straight line to the rounded corners and gently domed crest of the handle. The handle is decorated with a dense overall floral pattern with two full flowers in the broad end of the handle. The leaves and flowers are set against a background of dense thin horizontal lines. The decoration is in low relief and highly textured giving the handle an overall matte effect. The reverse is entirely undecorated. Embossed Pattern. CONDITION - Very good. Some minor plate loss at base of tines on reverse and small area of loss on reverse of broad area of handle. Scratches due to normal wear.
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