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MEDIUM Silver-plate
DATES ca. 1883
DIMENSIONS 5 1/16 x 1 1/4 x 1 in. (12.9 x 3.2 x 2.5 cm)
MARKINGS stamped on back: "(anchor) WmROGERS & SON AA"
INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
CREDIT LINE Gift of Joseph V. Garry
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Plain bowl. First quarter of handle is undecorated. Decoration begins with a stylized tripartite floral element and then an anthemion followed by a rectangular section trisected by a pair of parallel diagonal lines with a diagonal row of five molded dots between these lines and a small floret in each corner all against horizontal striations. Handle then flares to form a small tripartite projection with three scalloped tops. Each section contains a small-stylized flower on along stem all against more horizontal striations. Straight sides of handle then flare gradually to short round shoulders, which are topped by a semi-circular crest. Centered above the tripartite projection is a small five-leaf branch. Above this is a diagonal band with four diagonally quartered squares, each separated by a hollow dot all against a stippled ground. Above this to the right is a quarter sunburst with a meandering two-part branch with small flowers and leaves behind it that rises in the broad field at the end of the handle. Below the semi-circular crest that contains a sunburst is a stylized symmetrical tripartite flower in an inverted triangular area. The reverse has a similar but abbreviated decoration. Harvard Pattern. CONDITION - Good, slight overall scratching and minor plate loss on underside of tines. CONDITION - Good, with normal wear; some minor pitting in the bowl; scratches on the upper handle; plate loss on heel of bowl and at upturn of handle on underside.
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