Fish Fork, Croyden Pattern
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
patented July 14, 1883
6 3/8 x 13/16 x 9/16 in. (16.2 x 2.1 x 1.4 cm)
Underside on stem: "2"; on handle: " 1880 PAIRPOINT MFG. CO"
Gift of Robert Tuggle
Flat, long, slight upward turned, rectangular handle, tapering at lower third to a shorter end at join of shaft; short, narrow shaft ending with three, slight upward turned tines, proper right, two narrow pointed tines and proper left, wide tine with cut out at end. Impressed, decoration at top third of handle on a stippled background of narrow pointed leaves, plain reserve; lower third of handle, impressed decoration, cracked raised ice pattern and against a stippled background single flower with a large broad leaf and smaller, narrow leaf. At top and bottom of shaft, inverted triangle design.
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