Lobster pick


Frank W. Smith Silver Company ( American, 1886 - 1958 )

c. 1910–1930
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General Description

The lobster on this pick is symbolic of its use. Both the tines and the concave end of the handle were used to remove meat from a lobster shell.

Adapted from

Charles L. Venable, Silver in America, 1840-1940: A Century of Splendor (Dallas, Texas: Dallas Museum of Art; New York, New York; Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1994), 338.

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