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Teaspoon, Roman Medallion Pattern

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
DESIGNER Henry G. Reed
MEDIUM Silver plate
DATES Patented December 29, 1868
DIMENSIONS 5 3/16 x 1 5/16 x 7/8 in. (13.2 x 2.65 x 2.2 cm)
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CREDIT LINE Purchased with funds given by Mary Dutton Boehm
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Standard elongated ovoid bowl. Decoration begins with symmetrical volutes on either side of the outer edge. Stem then narrows slightly and, except for an incised line, which outlines the entire handle, is undecorated for over half its length. Handle is then punctuated by a small round projection, which contains a twelve-leaf floret. Handle then flares out to a circular end and which is capped by a small double-tiered rounded projection. Circular end of the handle contains a profile view of a plume-helmeted classical soldier's head set against a background of closely placed horizontal lines in imitation of engraving technique.
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