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Teaspoon, "Orchid Pattern"

Decorative Arts

MEDIUM Silver-plate
DATES patented October 24, 1911
DIMENSIONS 5 15/16 x 1 1/4 x 1/2 in. (15.1 x 3.2 x 1.3 cm)
MARKINGS no marks
SIGNATURE Unsigned
INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 1990.143.3
CREDIT LINE Gift of Joseph V. Garry
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Spoon; Silver-plate teaspoon with plain bowl. Narrow handle flares gradually from mid-point to rounded crest to slight point. Entire handle with double reeded narrow border. Realistic molded single orchid with symmetrically paired leaves as asymmetrically placed at crest, overlapping reeded border. Reverse with molded border to contour of and small inverted leaf motif at point of crest. Orchid pattern. CONDITION - Good. Scratches due to normal wear. Bottom of bowl pitted with plate loss.
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