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Teaspoon, "Gladstone Pattern"

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Silver-plate
DATES ca. 1890
DIMENSIONS 6 x 1 x 11/16 in. (15.2 x 2.5 x 1.7 cm)
MARKINGS stamped on back: "H. & T.M'F'G CO AL"
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 1990.143.4
CREDIT LINE Gift of Joseph V. Garry
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Spoon; Silver-plate orange spoon with elongated bowl with notches at shoulders and rounded pointed tip. Narrow handle flares from mid-point to round shoulders and gently curved crest. Lower half of handle with series of diagonal U-shapes undecorated alternating with U-shapes with irregular striations. Above mid-point tripartite leaf motif rises into scrolling leafy vine filling entire end of handle against a stippled ground. Reverse undecorated. Gladstone pattern. CONDITION - Good; scratches in bowl due to normal wear; plate loss to heel of bowl; underside of bowl pitted; plate loss below crest on reverse.
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