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Four-Piece Flatware Setting

Decorative Arts and Design

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MANUFACTURER Japan Hull Stainless
MEDIUM Stainless steel
  • Place Manufactured: Japan
  • DATES ca. 1950–1958
    DIMENSIONS 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)
    MARKINGS 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"
    SIGNATURE no signature
    INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
    ACCESSION NUMBER 85.109.1a-d
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Paul F. Walter
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
    CAPTION 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_bw.jpg)
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