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Oyster Fork, Croyden Pattern

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Silver-plate
DATES patented July 14, 1883
DIMENSIONS 6 1/8 x 7/8 x 3/8 in. (15.6 x 2.2 x 1 cm)
MARKINGS Impressed on underside on stem: " 1880 PAIRPOINT MFG.CO 2"
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
ACCESSION NUMBER 2009.12.5
CREDIT LINE Gift of Robert Tuggle
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Long, slight upward turned, rectangular handle, tapering at lower third to a shorter end at join of shaft, long, narrow, slightly arched shaft, ending in three tines, two outer tines with wide base and rounded end and central, thin, narrow tine, with slight upward turn and pointed end. Impressed, decoration at top third of handle on a stippled background, of narrow pointed leaves, plain reserve; lower third of handle: impressed decoration against a stippled background of flower with a large broad leaf and smaller, narrow leaf. At top and bottom of shaft, inverted triangle design. Condition: light tarnish.
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