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Soup Spoon, Parisian Pattern

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Silver plate
DATES 1883
DIMENSIONS 7 1/4 x 1 1/2 x 7/8 in. (18.4 x 3.8 x 2.2 cm)
MARKINGS Stamped on back: "REED & BARTON." "3+" "PAT.APPL'D FOR"
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 1989.112.11
CREDIT LINE Gift of Robert Tuggle
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Silver plate soup spoon with plain bowl. First half of handle undecorated; then sides curve out to small-flattened projection decorated with two molded florets in square frames. Sides flare out again to form large shield-shape end of handle with square shoulders and gently curved arch crest. Shield section decorated with asymmetrical molded pair of leafy branches with three flowers, above which is empty field. Crest delineated by scalloped band above, which fitted into crest, is asymmetrical single flower on leafy branch against vertical striations. Reverse undecorated. Condition: Very good original condition. Plate very bright. Slight overall scratching. Slight plate loss on heel of bowl
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