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Teaspoon, "Gladstone Pattern"

Decorative Arts and Design

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Silver-plate
DATES ca. 1890
DIMENSIONS 6 x 1 x 11/16 in. (15.2 x 2.5 x 1.7 cm)
MARKINGS stamped on back: "H. & T.M'F'G CO AL"
INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
CREDIT LINE Gift of Joseph V. Garry
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Spoon; Silver-plate orange spoon with elongated bowl with notches at shoulders and rounded pointed tip. Narrow handle flares from mid-point to round shoulders and gently curved crest. Lower half of handle with series of diagonal U-shapes undecorated alternating with U-shapes with irregular striations. Above mid-point tripartite leaf motif rises into scrolling leafy vine filling entire end of handle against a stippled ground. Reverse undecorated. Gladstone pattern. CONDITION - Good; scratches in bowl due to normal wear; plate loss to heel of bowl; underside of bowl pitted; plate loss below crest on reverse.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
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