Teaspoon

Artist:William ParkinW.C. BeattieReed & Barton

Medium: Silver plate

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Dates:ca. 1879

Dimensions: 5 7/8 x 1 5/16 x 7/8 in. (14.9 x 3.3 x 2.2 cm)

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Museum Location: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor

Accession Number: 1989.71.2

Catalogue Description:
Teaspoon, silver plate, with plain bowl. The straight sided handle flares gently to about the 1/3 point where it is notched before continuing to flare out to the crest with rounded corners and a gently domed end. The decoration between the bowl and notch consist of a vertical garland of flowers alternating with pairs of leaves against a stippled ground. Above the notch is a molded vase with large squared handles with a small flower at the lip and three identical flowers on long straight stems with symmetrical leaves and a perched bird set against the taller central stem, all against a stippled ground capped by a pointed dome that frames the tops of the flowers surmounted by a small fleur-de-lys. The balance of the handle is undecorated. The reverse has similar, but abbreviated decoration with the bird and vase eliminated. Unique Pattern. Condition: Very good. Plate is very bright. Very small plate loss on heel of bowl. Light overall scratching due to normal wear.

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