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Teaspoon, "Alaska Pattern"

Decorative Arts and Design

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"
INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
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.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
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