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Teaspoon, "Moselle Pattern"

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
DESIGNER Samuel E. Large
MEDIUM Silver-plate
DATES patented April 10, 1906
DIMENSIONS 6 x 1 5/16 x 1 in. (15.2 x 3.3 x 2.5 cm)
MARKINGS on back of handle: "A S CO (logo Globe above crossed fork, knife and spoon 1857" "Pat. 4.10-06 in rectangle "
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 1991.94.1
CREDIT LINE Gift of Dr. and Mrs. George Liberman
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Teaspoon, silver-plate with plain bowl. Symmetrical curving contour to handle. Decoration begins at transition from bowl with four small buds whose long tendrils form a border to lower half of handle terminating in small volutes at pinched mid-point. Short hourglass shape transitional section bordered with tendrils and larger hourglass shape and section crowned with projecting realistic grape leaf, below which are large cluster of grapes and smaller grape leaf. Above mid-point are two clusters of grapes and two large grape leaves symmetrically arranged. Reverse with similar grape leaves and tendrils, no grape clusters. Moselle Pattern. CONDITION - Very good, original condition; Plate bright; minor pitting to bowl; overall scratching due to normal wear.
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