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Fork, "Berwick Pattern"

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Silver-plate
DATES 1880-1885
DIMENSIONS 7 1/2 x 1 x 1 in. (19.1 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm)
MARKINGS stamped on back: "1880 PAIRPOINT .MFC.CO.12"
SIGNATURE Unsigned
INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
ACCESSION NUMBER 1990.154.3
CREDIT LINE Gift of Paul F. Walter
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Silver-plate dinner fork with four straight tines. At center handle horizontal band consisting of central zigzag formed by opposing rows of triangles flanked top and bottom by smaller row of triangles. Below impressed series of four graduated flowers between paired leaves and trailing tendril at bottom. Above band slightly arched band of closely placed elongated triangles with row of scallops on upper border of band. Another band placed perpendicularly of waving thin stems, every third topped by impressed dot. Textured area formed by two bands. Upper end of handle terminates in gently arched crest undecorated. Reverse undecorated. Berwick Pattern. CONDITION - Very good original condition; minor overall scratching; plate very bright.
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