Oyster Ladle, "Triumph Pattern"
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
patented February 1891
9 7/8 x 3 1/8 x 2 3/4 in. (25.1 x 7.9 x 7 cm)
stamped on back: "PATFEB91 WMROGERS&SONAA."
Gift of David Hanks
Oyster ladle with a plain bowl. Handle has undulating outline and an "S" shape contour. The handle is covered with a dense over-all design of scrolling and molded dots in fairly high relief against a stippled background. About 1/3 the length from the end of the handle is a heart-shaped reserve that is blank, but intended for initials. The reverse of the handle has very abbreviated but similar scrolling decoration in much lower relief. Opal Pattern.
CONDITION: The laddle has scratching and pitting in the bowl. This piece is especially heavy in weight.
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