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Child's Spoon, "Farie Pattern"

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Silver-plate
DATES ca. 1892
DIMENSIONS 5 1/2 x 1 1/8 x 13/16 in. (14 x 2.9 x 2.1 cm)
MARKINGS on back stamped "1847 ROGERS BROS. A1 (logo)"
INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CREDIT LINE Gift of Joseph V. Garry
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Spoon, silver-plate. Child's spoon with plain bowl. Half of handle with molded leaf design. Narrow transition from bowl then widens slightly to pinched mid-point with narrow band of five dots. Upper half of handle with four symmetrical undulations, round shouldered and very slightly domed crest. Entire area filled with standing 3/4 profile of full-figure young boy in knickers, with long curly hair, holding a sailboat in front, against a stippled ground. Reverse with identical leaf design on lower handle, upper undecorated. Farie Pattern. CONDITION - Good original condition; minor pitting and scratching to bowl and reverse; plate loss to heel of bowl.
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