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Dessert Fork

Decorative Arts

MEDIUM Silver-plate
DATES ca. 1883
DIMENSIONS 6 3/8 x 13/16 x 7 in. (16.2 x 2.1 x 17.8 cm)
MARKINGS stamped on back: "PAT.JULY83" "PAIRPOINT. MFG.CO." 22"
SIGNATURE Unsigned
INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 1989.19.3
CREDIT LINE Gift of Joseph V. Garry
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION One outer tine smoothly fused to its neighbor to create one broad tine with a notched point. First half of handle is undecorated. Decoration begins with two half anthemia symmetrically flanking the handle above which is a band of four molded lines. A horizontal band with two mirror image rows of five petals against vertical striations, all topped by another band of four horizontal molded lines divides next rectangular section. Above is a large empty field, then a horizontal band of five flowers against vertical striations, the whole bordered top and bottom by three horizontal lines. The handle ends in a gently flattened curve. Reverse is undecorated. Ascot Pattern. CONDITION - Good, slight overall scratching and minor plate loss on underside of tines.
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