Fork, Laurion Pattern
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
7 9/16 x 1 x 13/16 in. (19.2 x 2.5 x 2.1 cm)
Stamped on back: "PAT.APLD.FOR." "1880.PAIRPOINT.MFG.CO." "4"
Gift of Robert Tuggle
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.
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