Teaspoon, "Moselle Pattern"
Decorative Arts and Design
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
patented April 10, 1906
6 x 1 5/16 x 1 in. (15.2 x 3.3 x 2.5 cm)
on back of handle: "A S CO (logo Globe above crossed fork, knife and spoon 1857" "Pat. 4.10-06 in rectangle "
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. George Liberman
Teaspoon, silver-plate with plain bowl. Symmetrical curving contour to handle. Decoration begins at transition from bowl with four small buds whose long tendrils form a border to lower half of handle terminating in small volutes at pinched mid-point. Short hourglass shape transitional section bordered with tendrils and larger hourglass shape and section crowned with projecting realistic grape leaf, below which are large cluster of grapes and smaller grape leaf. Above mid-point are two clusters of grapes and two large grape leaves symmetrically arranged. Reverse with similar grape leaves and tendrils, no grape clusters. Moselle Pattern.
CONDITION - Very good, original condition; Plate bright; minor pitting to bowl; overall scratching due to normal wear.
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