Dinner Fork, Rex Pattern
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
7 11/16 x 1 1/8 x 7/8 in. (19.5 x 2.8 x 2.2 cm) (show scale)
Stamped on back: "PAT JAN 30 1894" (?), REED & BARTON". "4(?)".
Gift of Mrs. Nathan L. Burnett
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Reed & Barton (American, 1840-present). Dinner Fork, Rex Pattern, Patented 1894. Silver plate, 7 11/16 x 1 1/8 x 7/8 in. (19.5 x 2.8 x 2.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. Nathan L. Burnett, 1990.141.15. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1990.141.15_PS2.jpg)
overall, 1990.141.15_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2008
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Fork, silver plate. Dinner fork with four straight tines. Handle with symmetrical scalloped edges flaring to an upturned crest with rounded shoulders. Molded decoration of handle in high relief following scalloped edges in scrolling leaf pattern. Top of crest terminating with two joining scrolls above two-handled urn form. Reverse with leafy sprays, and scrolls with fleur-de-lys at crest and neck. Rex pattern.
Condition: Good; some loss of plating on tines, normal wear on heel and crest, overall scratches. Third tine from left bent slightly forward.
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