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Teaspoon, "Alaska Pattern"

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Silver-plate
DATES ca. 1890
DIMENSIONS 5 7/8 x 1 1/4 x 1 in. (14.9 x 3.2 x 2.5 cm)
MARKINGS Stamped on back: "(anchor) ROGERS. / (anchor) AA"
SIGNATURE Unsigned
INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
ACCESSION NUMBER 88.105.2
CREDIT LINE Gift of David A. Hanks
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Teaspoon with a plain bowl. First third of handle is undecorated. Decoration begins with a narrow band of three squares each containing a molded dot. Next is a small stylized eight-petal florette with three molded dots at each corner. Then another narrow band with two squares each containing a florette with four petals. This is surmounted by a half circle that contains a tulip shape flanked by two symmetrical leaves that is surmounted in turn by another florette with two dots below and three leaves above and flanked by a half-anthemion on either side. Next is a very large undecorated area (intended for initials). At the end of the handle that terminates in a low arch is a ten-petal florette flanked by symmetrical leaves and coiled stems against a stippled background. Alaska Pattern. Condition: The spoon retains a very bright finish; some very minor wear.
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