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Object Name: Cake server
Date: ca. 1855
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Medium: Silver
Dimensions: Overall: 8 3/4 x 2 3/4 x 1 5/8 in. ( 22.2 x 7 x 4.1 cm )
Place made: North America, United States, New York
Description: Silver cake server in "Oriental" pattern with engraved and pierced flat blade and pointed oval-end handle with upturned tip; handle stem is beaded along obverse; obverse of blade is ornamented with interlaced scrolls and Moresque motifs; stamped with maker's mark along reverse of handle stem.
Credit Line: Gift of M. F. Savage
Object Number: 1930.41
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Marks: stamped: on reverse of handle: "[HH & Co.] PATENT 1855" and "TIFFANY & Co."

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The "Oriental" pattern was designed by John Polhamus (active 1833-1875) and Henry Hebbard (active 1847-1877) and patented July 3, 1855.