Oyster Fork, "Shrewsbury Pattern"
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
6 1/2 x 5/8 x 3/8 in. (16.5 x 1.6 x 1 cm)
1847 ROGERS BROS. A1 *
Gift of Robert Tuggle
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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