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Fork, Laurion Pattern

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Silver-plate
DATES ca. 1887
DIMENSIONS 7 9/16 x 1 x 13/16 in. (19.2 x 2.5 x 2.1 cm)
MARKINGS Stamped on back: "PAT.APLD.FOR." "1880.PAIRPOINT.MFG.CO." "4"
SIGNATURE no signature
INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
CREDIT LINE Gift of Robert Tuggle
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Dinner fork with four straight tines. At first quarter mark on handle is pair of narrow horizontal bands, and another at mid-point. Above is a molded asymmetrical s-curved leafy branch with one small flower. Sides of handle are pinched above branch and then continue to flare out to round shouldered crest with three scallops. Upper part of handle divided by central undecorated section with concave sides. Outer sections have molded dragonflies against honeycombed ground. Reverse undecorated, but articulated at point where sides of handle pinched. Condition: Good original condition. Plate very bright. Overall scratching due to normal wear.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
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