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Spoon

Classification: 
Date: 
1892-1898
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 5/8 x 7/8 x 3/4 in. (11.7 x 2.2 x 1.9 cm)
Description: 
Silver souvenir spoon; on obverse of twisted handle, cut-out “NEW YORK”; on gold-washed bowl, view of “TRINITY CHURCH”.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Roberta Gratz
Object Number: 
2009.28.346
Gallery Label: 
This spoon is part of a collection of 407 New York-themed spoons donated by journalist and urban critic Roberta Brandes Gratz in 2009. During the 1880s, American travelers began collecting spoons in earnest as souvenirs of European cities. Anticipating a demand for American souvenir flatware, a few savvy U.S. manufacturers began patenting designs around 1889. New York City subjects appeared on spoons almost immediately. Gorham became the first major factory to produce New York City spoons, joining the craze in 1891. By 1893, Tiffany & Co. offered eighteen different souvenir spoons featuring New York City landmarks at prices ranging from $2 to $5.
Date Begin: 
1892
Date End: 
1898
eMuseum Object ID: 
66243
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Spoon

Classification: 
Date: 
1903
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 7/8 x 1 1/4 x 5/8 in. (14.9 x 3.2 x 1.6 cm)
Description: 
Sterling silver souvenir spoon; on obverse of handle, from finial to bowl, Seal of New York City and views of “GRANT’S TOMB”, “SOLDIER’S SAILORS MONUMENT”, “FLATIRON BLDNG”, and the words, “NEW YORK”; on bowl, view of “CITY HALL NEW YORK”.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Roberta Gratz
Object Number: 
2009.28.345
Gallery Label: 
This spoon is part of a collection of 407 New York-themed spoons donated by journalist and urban critic Roberta Brandes Gratz in 2009. During the 1880s, American travelers began collecting spoons in earnest as souvenirs of European cities. Anticipating a demand for American souvenir flatware, a few savvy U.S. manufacturers began patenting designs around 1889. New York City subjects appeared on spoons almost immediately. Gorham became the first major factory to produce New York City spoons, joining the craze in 1891. By 1893, Tiffany & Co. offered eighteen different souvenir spoons featuring New York City landmarks at prices ranging from $2 to $5.
Date Begin: 
1903
Date End: 
1903
eMuseum Object ID: 
66242
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Spoon

Classification: 
Date: 
1891-ca.1920
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 1/2 x 1 1/8 x 5/8 in. (14 x 2.9 x 1.6 cm)
Description: 
Sterling silver souvenir spoon; on obverse of handle, flowers and foliate motifs; bowl engraved with 3 horse heads and “HORSEHEADS N.Y.”; on reverse, flowers in relief and “GG” engraved.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Roberta Gratz
Object Number: 
2009.28.344
Gallery Label: 
This spoon is part of a collection of 407 New York-themed spoons donated by journalist and urban critic Roberta Brandes Gratz in 2009. During the 1880s, American travelers began collecting spoons in earnest as souvenirs of European cities. Anticipating a demand for American souvenir flatware, a few savvy U.S. manufacturers began patenting designs around 1889. New York City subjects appeared on spoons almost immediately. Gorham became the first major factory to produce New York City spoons, joining the craze in 1891. By 1893, Tiffany & Co. offered eighteen different souvenir spoons featuring New York City landmarks at prices ranging from $2 to $5.
Date Begin: 
1891
Date End: 
1920
eMuseum Object ID: 
66241
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Spoon

Classification: 
Date: 
1902
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 1/2 x 1 1/8 x 5/8 in. (14 x 2.9 x 1.6 cm)
Description: 
Sterling silver souvenir spoon; Indian Chief in relief, “T” engraved; partially gold-washed bowl engraved with view of the “BROOKLYN BRIDGE”, reverse engraved, “Aug. 6 1902.”
Credit Line: 
Gift of Roberta Gratz
Object Number: 
2009.28.343
Gallery Label: 
This spoon is part of a collection of 407 New York-themed spoons donated by journalist and urban critic Roberta Brandes Gratz in 2009. During the 1880s, American travelers began collecting spoons in earnest as souvenirs of European cities. Anticipating a demand for American souvenir flatware, a few savvy U.S. manufacturers began patenting designs around 1889. New York City subjects appeared on spoons almost immediately. Gorham became the first major factory to produce New York City spoons, joining the craze in 1891. By 1893, Tiffany & Co. offered eighteen different souvenir spoons featuring New York City landmarks at prices ranging from $2 to $5.
Date Begin: 
1902
Date End: 
1902
eMuseum Object ID: 
66240
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Spoon

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1890-1923
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 7/8 x 1 1/4 x 7/8 in. (14.9 x 3.2 x 2.2 cm)
Description: 
Sterling silver souvenir spoon; on obverse of handle, Native American with headdress and mazestalks and arrows; bowl engraved with “MAZELL UNIVERSITY LIBRARY ITHACA N.Y.”; on reverse, teepee in field, canoe in water, paddle and tomahawk, baby in papoose.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Roberta Gratz
Object Number: 
2009.28.342
Gallery Label: 
This spoon is part of a collection of 407 New York-themed spoons donated by journalist and urban critic Roberta Brandes Gratz in 2009. During the 1880s, American travelers began collecting spoons in earnest as souvenirs of European cities. Anticipating a demand for American souvenir flatware, a few savvy U.S. manufacturers began patenting designs around 1889. New York City subjects appeared on spoons almost immediately. Gorham became the first major factory to produce New York City spoons, joining the craze in 1891. By 1893, Tiffany & Co. offered eighteen different souvenir spoons featuring New York City landmarks at prices ranging from $2 to $5.
Date Begin: 
1890
Date End: 
1923
eMuseum Object ID: 
66239
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Spoon

Classification: 
Date: 
1939
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 1/8 x 7/8 x 1/2 in. (10.5 x 2.2 x 1.3 cm)
Description: 
Sterling silver souvenir spoon; on obverse of handle, from finial to bowl, view of “ROCKEFELLER CENTER”; on bowl, “NEW YORK WORLD’S FAIR 1939” and Trylon and Perisphere, on reverse, “RADIO CITY”; all in relief.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Roberta Gratz
Object Number: 
2009.28.341
Gallery Label: 
This spoon is part of a collection of 407 New York-themed spoons donated by journalist and urban critic Roberta Brandes Gratz in 2009. During the 1880s, American travelers began collecting spoons in earnest as souvenirs of European cities. Anticipating a demand for American souvenir flatware, a few savvy U.S. manufacturers began patenting designs around 1889. New York City subjects appeared on spoons almost immediately. Gorham became the first major factory to produce New York City spoons, joining the craze in 1891. By 1893, Tiffany & Co. offered eighteen different souvenir spoons featuring New York City landmarks at prices ranging from $2 to $5.
Date Begin: 
1939
Date End: 
1939
eMuseum Object ID: 
66238
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Spoon

Classification: 
Date: 
1903
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 x 1 x 3/4 in. (12.7 x 2.5 x 1.9 cm)
Description: 
Sterling silver souvenir spoon; on obverse of handle, from finial to bowl, views of the “STATUE OF LIBERTY”, “OBELISK”, “FLATIRON BUILDING”, and the words, “NEW YORK”; on bowl, amusement park with Statue of Liberty and “STATUE OF LIBERTY / NEW YORK N.Y.”; on reverse, expanse of “BROOKLYN BRIDGE”; all in relief.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Roberta Gratz
Object Number: 
2009.28.340
Gallery Label: 
This spoon is part of a collection of 407 New York-themed spoons donated by journalist and urban critic Roberta Brandes Gratz in 2009. During the 1880s, American travelers began collecting spoons in earnest as souvenirs of European cities. Anticipating a demand for American souvenir flatware, a few savvy U.S. manufacturers began patenting designs around 1889. New York City subjects appeared on spoons almost immediately. Gorham became the first major factory to produce New York City spoons, joining the craze in 1891. By 1893, Tiffany & Co. offered eighteen different souvenir spoons featuring New York City landmarks at prices ranging from $2 to $5.
Date Begin: 
1903
Date End: 
1903
eMuseum Object ID: 
66237
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Spoon

Classification: 
Date: 
1912
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 7/8 x 1 1/4 x 7/8 in. (14.9 x 3.2 x 2.2 cm)
Description: 
Sterling silver souvenir spoon; on obverse of handle, from finial to bowl, view of church, crest with bird perched on helmet over shield with 3 stars, and the words, “St PAULS CHURCH”; on bowl, “STATUE OF LIBERTY” with clouds in sky.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Roberta Gratz
Object Number: 
2009.28.339
Gallery Label: 
This spoon is part of a collection of 407 New York-themed spoons donated by journalist and urban critic Roberta Brandes Gratz in 2009. During the 1880s, American travelers began collecting spoons in earnest as souvenirs of European cities. Anticipating a demand for American souvenir flatware, a few savvy U.S. manufacturers began patenting designs around 1889. New York City subjects appeared on spoons almost immediately. Gorham became the first major factory to produce New York City spoons, joining the craze in 1891. By 1893, Tiffany & Co. offered eighteen different souvenir spoons featuring New York City landmarks at prices ranging from $2 to $5.
Date Begin: 
1912
Date End: 
1912
eMuseum Object ID: 
66236
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Spoon

Classification: 
Date: 
1893
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 3/4 x 1 3/8 x 3/4 in. (14.6 x 3.5 x 1.9 cm)
Description: 
Sterling silver souvenir spoon; on obverse of handle, from finial to bowl; view of bridge, “NEW YORK”, and Seal of New York City; gold-washed bowl plain; reverse plain.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Roberta Gratz
Object Number: 
2009.28.338
Gallery Label: 
This spoon is part of a collection of 407 New York-themed spoons donated by journalist and urban critic Roberta Brandes Gratz in 2009. During the 1880s, American travelers began collecting spoons in earnest as souvenirs of European cities. Anticipating a demand for American souvenir flatware, a few savvy U.S. manufacturers began patenting designs around 1889. New York City subjects appeared on spoons almost immediately. Gorham became the first major factory to produce New York City spoons, joining the craze in 1891. By 1893, Tiffany & Co. offered eighteen different souvenir spoons featuring New York City landmarks at prices ranging from $2 to $5.
Date Begin: 
1893
Date End: 
1893
eMuseum Object ID: 
66235
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Spoon

Classification: 
Date: 
1909
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 3/4 x 1 3/8 x 3/4 in. (14.6 x 3.5 x 1.9 cm)
Description: 
Sterling silver souvenir spoon; on obverse of handle, Seal of New York City labeled “ARMS OF NEW YORK CITY”; on bowl, view labeled “GRANT’S TOMB”; reverse plain.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Roberta Gratz
Object Number: 
2009.28.337
Gallery Label: 
This spoon is part of a collection of 407 New York-themed spoons donated by journalist and urban critic Roberta Brandes Gratz in 2009. During the 1880s, American travelers began collecting spoons in earnest as souvenirs of European cities. Anticipating a demand for American souvenir flatware, a few savvy U.S. manufacturers began patenting designs around 1889. New York City subjects appeared on spoons almost immediately. Gorham became the first major factory to produce New York City spoons, joining the craze in 1891. By 1893, Tiffany & Co. offered eighteen different souvenir spoons featuring New York City landmarks at prices ranging from $2 to $5.
Date Begin: 
1909
Date End: 
1909
eMuseum Object ID: 
66234
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

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