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Fork, India Pattern

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Silver-plate
DATES ca. 1890
DIMENSIONS 7 11/16 x 1 x 13/16 in. (19.5 x 2.5 x 2.1 cm)
MARKINGS Stamped on back: "1880. PAIRPOINT.MFG.CO 8"
SIGNATURE no signature
INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
ACCESSION NUMBER 1989.112.1
CREDIT LINE Gift of Robert Tuggle
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Dinner fork with four straight tines. At center of handle is horizontal band consisting of central zigzag formed by opposing rows of triangles, flanked top and bottom by a smaller row of triangles. Below is impressed series of four graduated flowers between paired leaves and trailing tendril at bottom. Above band is slightly arched band consisting of closely placed elongated triangular shapes with a row of scallops on upper border of band. Another band placed perpendicularly consisting of waving thin stems, every third one topped by an impressed dot. Textured area formed by two bands. Upper end of handle terminates in gently arched crest undecorated with a satin finish. Reverse undecorated with overall satin finish. Condition: Very good original condition. Heavily weighted. Bright plate on lower area and tines, satin finish on end of handle and reverse. Light overall scratching due to normal wear.
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