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Cake Server, "Garland Pattern"

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Silver-plate
DATES ca. 1894
DIMENSIONS 10 1/4 x 1 5/8 x 1/2 in. (26 x 4.1 x 1.3 cm)
MARKINGS indistinct mark on handle below neck.
INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
CREDIT LINE Gift of Robert Tuggle
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Cake server with a plain elongated trapezoidal blade with a blunted curved narrow end. Transitional knopped neck to hollow handle with identical molded decoration front and back. End of handle with slightly bulbous arch with five anthemion/floral motifs in heart-shaped frames arranged in arch. Below is dense field of realistically molded flowers and leafy branches and small fruits against a stippled ground with undecorated side areas. CONDITION - Good original condition. Slight overall scratching on blade. Plate loss on knop of neck front and back and along exposed edge of collar between neck and handle.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
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