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Oyster Fork, "Shrewsbury Pattern"

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Silver-plate
DATES ca. 1890
DIMENSIONS 6 1/2 x 5/8 x 3/8 in. (16.5 x 1.6 x 1 cm)
MARKINGS 1847 ROGERS BROS. A1 *
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
ACCESSION NUMBER 1991.141.1
CREDIT LINE Gift of Robert Tuggle
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Oyster fork with two asymmetrical tines in imitation of lobster claws. Elongated neck with molded coral branch and scallop and nautilus shell, last third of handle flares to gently scalloped end decorated with bifurcated coral, snail, and a small crab in an open conch shell superimposed on a thick twisted rope. Reverse with similar abbreviated design of coral and sea vegetation terminating in scallops.
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