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Dinner Fork, "Siren Pattern"

Decorative Arts and Design

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Silver-plate
DATES ca. 1891
DIMENSIONS 7 1/8 x 15/16 x 7/8 in. (18 x 2.4 x 2.2 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS Stamped on back: "(star) ROGERS & BRO.A1"
INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
CREDIT LINE Gift of Robert Tuggle
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Dinner fork with four straight tines. Sides of the handle flare out gradually and undulate slightly towards the end that has rounded corners and a small semi-circular projection at the end. The first quarter of the handle is undecorated. The decoration begins with a wavy diagonal band followed by a flower with four petals and then a leafy frond in the diagonal. The balance of the handle is a classical clad female seen in profile with long tresses. Her left arm is extended downward and supports a shield-like cartouche that is engraved with the letter "A”. Her right arm is bent at the elbow and surrounded by a scrolling motif. The back is decorated with an incised line around the entire handle and one large flower with four petals at about the mid-point. Siren Pattern. The "A1" on the back stamp indicates that this is the best quality flatware produced by this company. 1847 Rogers Brothers, a division of Meriden Britannia Co, also produce this pattern. Condition: Very good; slight wear.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CAPTION 1847 Rogers Brothers. Dinner Fork, "Siren Pattern," ca. 1891. Silver-plate, 7 1/8 x 15/16 x 7/8 in. (18 x 2.4 x 2.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Robert Tuggle, 88.112.9. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 88.112.9_PS2.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 88.112.9_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2008
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