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Flatware, "Nevada Pattern"

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Silver-plate
DATES patented October 25,1881
DIMENSIONS 4 3/4 x 5/8 x 1/8 in. (12.1 x 1.6 x 0.4 cm)
MARKINGS stamped on back: "1847 R.B. 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 1990.154.5
CREDIT LINE Gift of Paul F. Walter
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Nut Pick, silver-plate, flattened pointed tip. Molded decoration begins with inverted anthemion below narrow beaded band. Vertical chain of small abstracted flowers with circular projection above with conforming beaded bands at each side, anthemion above. Reeding above capped by florette roundel. Empty field above, intended for initials. End with square shoulders and domed crest with diagonal leafy branch and tripartite fruit or blossoms against basket-weave ground fitted into crest. Reverse with asymmetrical flower on curving stem against basket weave ground above circular projection at mid-point. Nevada pattern. CONDITION - Very good original condition. Light overall scratching due to normal wear.
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