Teaspoon, "Scroll Pattern"
Decorative Arts and Design
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
5 15/16 x 1 1/4 x 1 in. (15.1 x 3.2 x 2.5 cm)
Stamped on back: "(anchor) WM RODGERS & SON AA"
Gift of Robert Tuggle
Teaspoon with a plain bowl. Straight handle flares slightly at mid-point and then pinches in before flaring out again to form a broad shape, which again pinches in just before the slightly arched end. The decoration of the first straight portion of the handle is four flowers and leaves in a dense pattern in high relief. After the pinched mid-point the decoration is a dense high relief scrolling pattern with an irregular shield reserve, intended for initials, about 1" from the end and a molded cornucopia below the shield. The reverse is undecorated save for a pair of symmetrical scrolls at mid-point. Scroll Pattern.
Condition: Very good; retains a great deal of luster. Normal wear and some light scratches. Slight plate loss on heel of bowl.
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