On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
Patented December 29, 1868
4 11/16 x 5/8 x 3/8 in. (11.9 x 1.6 x 1 cm)
Stamped on back: "Reed & BARTON 2" and "PAT. DEC. 29. 1868
Gift of Joseph V. Garry
A nut pick whose pointed tip curves upward then flares into a softened ovoid projection that is capped by small symmetrical volutes. The straight sides of the handle continue until interrupted by a small circular projection decorated with a stylized rosette. The handle then flares out into the circular end of the handle that is capped by a small double domed projection. In the circular end against a background of dense narrow horizontal lines is a classical male head in profile. The reverse is undecorated. Roman Medallion pattern.
Condition: Good original condition; slight overall scratching due to normal wear.
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