Four-Piece Flatware Setting
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
Place Manufactured: Japan
Fork (a): 1 1/8 x 1 x 7 3/16 in. (2.9 x 2.5 x 18.3 cm)
Teaspoon (b): 3/4 x 1 3/8 x 6 1/4 in. (1.9 x 3.5 x 15.9 cm)
Soup spoon (c): 3/4 x 1 5/8 x 6 7/8 in. (1.9 x 4.1 x 17.5 cm)
Knife (d): 3/8 x 3/4 x 8 1/4 in. (1 x 1.9 x 21 cm) (show scale)
For a-c (fork, teaspoon, soup spoon): stamped on underside of handle, "JAPAN HULL STAINLESS" and, in script, "Russel Wright"
For d (knife): stamped on one side of blade "HULL STAINLESS" and stamped on other side of blade "JAPAN"
Gift of Paul F. Walter
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Russel Wright (American, 1904-1976). Four-Piece Flatware Setting, ca. 1950-1958. Stainless steel, Fork (a): 1 1/8 x 1 x 7 3/16 in. (2.9 x 2.5 x 18.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Paul F. Walter, 85.109.1a-d. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 85.109.1a-d_transp5218.jpg)
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Stainless steel flatware setting, 4 pieces. (a) Fork: Square-ended handle, tapering in and spreading out into slight bowl, fork end with four tines. (b) Teaspoon: square-ended handle, tapering in towards pear-shaped, shallow bowl. (c) Soup spoon: square-ended handle, tapering towards the circular, shallow bowl. (d) Knife: handle square in section with rounded sides, solder seam connects blade to handle.
CONDITION: Surface scratches on all four pieces. Knife blade is badly pitted, missing four or five teeth on serrated edge near tip.
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