Fork from Three-piece Carving Set

Artist:1847 Rogers Brothers

Medium: Silver-plate

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1886

Dimensions: 11 1/2 x 1 1/8 x 7/8 in. (29.2 x 2.9 x 2.2 cm)


Museum Location: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor


Accession Number: 88.159.2

Catalogue Description:
A silver-plate carving fork with two long tines and a moveable guard at mid-point (part of a carving set: 88.159.1-.3) the hollow handle is decorated in high molded relief that is the same front and back. There is a central pattern of scrolling leaves and flowers topped by full-face grotesque mask with shoulder-length curling hair and a feathered headdress, all against continuous horizontal band of flowers and scrolls capped by a flower with a projecting hemispherical center at the end of the handle. Norman Pattern. Condition: Very good. The plate is very bright. Normal wear; some light overall scratching on tines.

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