Dinner Fork, Rex Pattern

Reed & BartonPatented 1894

Brooklyn Museum

Brooklyn Museum
Brooklyn, New York City, United States

Fork, silver plate. Dinner fork with four straight tines. Handle with symmetrical scalloped edges flaring to an upturned crest with rounded shoulders. Molded decoration of handle in high relief following scalloped edges in scrolling leaf pattern. Top of crest terminating with two joining scrolls above two-handled urn form. Reverse with leafy sprays, and scrolls with fleur-de-lys at crest and neck. Rex pattern.Condition: Good; some loss of plating on tines, normal wear on heel and crest, overall scratches. Third tine from left bent slightly forward.


  • Title: Dinner Fork, Rex Pattern
  • Date Created: Patented 1894
  • Location Created: Taunton, Massachusetts, USA
  • Type: Food/Drink, Service
  • Rights: Gift of Mrs. Nathan L. Burnett
  • External Link: http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/opencollection/objects/125993/Dinner_Fork_Rex_Pattern
  • Medium: Silver plate
  • Signed: no signature
  • Markings: Stamped on back: "PAT JAN 30 1894" (?), REED & BARTON". "4(?)".
  • Maker: Reed & Barton
  • Inscribed: no inscriptions
  • Dimensions: 7 11/16 x 1 1/8 x 7/8 in. (19.5 x 2.8 x 2.2 cm)
  • Collection: Decorative Arts
  • Accession number: 1990.141.15

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