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Dessert spoon with chameleon capturing a fly on a fern frond.

This is a dessert spoon from France. It is dated ca. 1890 and we acquired it in 1996. Museum purchase from Smithsonian Institution Collections Acquisition Program, Decorative Arts Association Acquisition, and Sarah Cooper-Hewitt Funds. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

silver

Its dimensions are

L x W x D: 19.6 x 3.8 x 2.6 cm (7 11/16 x 1 1/2 x 1 in.)

This and 46 other objects are a part of a set whose first object is Dessert Service And Case, ca. 1890.

This object has been included in the following exhibitions:

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=http://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18653783/ |title=Dessert Spoon, ca. 1890 |author=Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum |accessdate=25 April 2014 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>

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