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Dinner Fork, Rex Pattern

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Silver plate
DATES Patented 1894
DIMENSIONS 7 11/16 x 1 1/8 x 7/8 in. (19.5 x 2.8 x 2.2 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS Stamped on back: "PAT JAN 30 1894" (?), REED & BARTON". "4(?)".
SIGNATURE no signature
INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
ACCESSION NUMBER 1990.141.15
CREDIT LINE Gift of Mrs. Nathan L. Burnett
RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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CAPTION 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
IMAGE overall, 1990.141.15_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2008
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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.
RECORD COMPLETENESS Good (76%)
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