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Sugar Shell, Croyden Pattern

Decorative Arts

MEDIUM Silver-plate
DATES Patented July 14, 1883
DIMENSIONS 5 15/16 x 1 3/8 x 7/8 in. (15.1 x 3.5 x 2.2 cm)
MARKINGS on back: stamped: "1880 Pairpoint MFG. CO" "2"
SIGNATURE no signature
INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 1991.36.3
CREDIT LINE Gift of Robert Tuggle
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Sugar shell, silver-plate. Rectangular bowl with out-curving sides and sunburst motif from center of bowl two sides only. Handle begins with smooth transition from bowl then narrows forming short neck. Narrow section of handle marked by small triangle against small striations at beginning and end. Scrolling silhouette broadens to long rectangular end section of handle divided into three areas. In crest at top is narrow area with bamboo shoot against a cracked ice pattern. Below is a square empty field intended for initials. Largest area contains a full-front flower with large leafy stem against cracked ice pattern. Reverse decorated with two small triangles against striations. Croyden Pattern. CONDITION - Minor wear; plate very bright.
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