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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"
INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
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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