Spoon

Classification: 
Date: 
1909
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 7/8 x 1 x 3/4 in. (14.9 x 2.5 x 1.9 cm)
Description: 
Sterling silver souvenir spoon; on obverse of handle, monumental view of building labeled “FLAT IRON BUILDING” and center of Seal with “NEW YORK CITY”, in relief; bowl plain; reverse plain.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Roberta Gratz
Object Number: 
2009.28.336
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: 
66233
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Spoon

Classification: 
Date: 
1909
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 x 1 1/4 x 5/8 in. (15.2 x 3.2 x 1.6 cm)
Description: 
Sterling silver souvenir spoon; on obverse of handle, Seal of New York City labeled “ARMS OF NEW YORK CITY”; on bowl, view of “STATUE OF LIBERTY”; all in relief; reverse plain.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Roberta Gratz
Object Number: 
2009.28.335
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: 
66232
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Spoon

Classification: 
Date: 
1891
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 1/4 x 5/8 x 3/8 in. (10.8 x 1.6 x 1 cm)
Description: 
Sterling silver souvenir spoon; on obverse of handle, from finial to bowl, Henry Kirke Brown’s Statute of Lincoln from behind and the words “CHARITY TO ALL”; on bowl, arch at Grand Army Plaza labeled “BROOKLYN / N.Y.”; reverse plain.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Roberta Gratz
Object Number: 
2009.28.334
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: 
1891
eMuseum Object ID: 
66231
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Spoon

Classification: 
Date: 
1890
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 3/8 x 7/8 x 1/2 in. (11.1 x 2.2 x 1.3 cm)
Description: 
Sterling silver souvenir spoon with gold-wash highlights; on obverse of handle, teddy bear and “COMPLIMENTS OF”; on bowl, the words “5TH AVE. THEATRE / KEITH & PROCTOR. / HARLEM OPERA HOUSE.”; all in relief; reverse plain.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Roberta Gratz
Object Number: 
2009.28.333
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: 
1890
eMuseum Object ID: 
66230
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Spoon

Classification: 
Date: 
1890-1920
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 x 7/8 x 1/2 in. (10.2 x 2.2 x 1.3 cm)
Description: 
Sterling silver souvenir spoon; center of Seal of New York State Seal and the words, “NEW YORK”; on bowl, view of “SOLDIERS AND SAILORS ARCH / BROOKLYN, N.Y.”; on reverse, shell and c-scrolls.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Roberta Gratz
Object Number: 
2009.28.332
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: 
1920
eMuseum Object ID: 
66229
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Spoon

Classification: 
Date: 
1902-1904
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 5/8 x 3/4 x 5/8 in. (11.7 x 1.9 x 1.6 cm)
Description: 
Sterling silver souvenir spoon; finial in form of full-figure statue of liberty on pedestal; bowl engraved with view of Brooklyn Bridge and the words “Brooklyn, N.Y.”; on reverse, back of Liberty.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Roberta Gratz
Object Number: 
2009.28.331
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: 
1904
eMuseum Object ID: 
66228
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Spoon

Classification: 
Date: 
1899-1901
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 1/2 x 3/4 x 3/8 in. (8.9 x 1.9 x 1 cm)
Description: 
Sterling silver souvenir spoon; on obverse of handle, c-scroll motif; on partially gold-washed bowl, view of “DEWEY / ARCH”; reverse plain.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Roberta Gratz
Object Number: 
2009.28.330
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: 
1899
Date End: 
1901
eMuseum Object ID: 
66227
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Spoon

Classification: 
Date: 
1891-ca.1920
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 5/8 x 3/4 x 1/2 in. (9.2 x 1.9 x 1.3 cm)
Description: 
Sterling silver souvenir spoon with gold wash; on obverse of handle, enamel finial with white daisy on blue ground; bowl engraved with view of “OBELISK / NEW YORK”; reverse plain.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Roberta Gratz
Object Number: 
2009.28.329
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: 
66226
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Spoon

Classification: 
Date: 
1903
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 1/4 x 7/8 x 5/8 in. (10.8 x 2.2 x 1.6 cm)
Description: 
Sterling silver souvenir spoon; on obverse of handle, putto and rocaille motifs; on partially gold-washed bowl, etched view of “CITY HALL NEW YORK”.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Roberta Gratz
Object Number: 
2009.28.328
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: 
66225
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Spoon

Classification: 
Date: 
1909
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 7/8 x 1 x 3/4 in. (12.4 x 2.5 x 1.9 cm)
Description: 
Silver souvenir spoon; on obverse of handle, flowers in relief and “MANNING’S 1ST ANNVSY” stamped; on bowl, view of “Consolidated Stock Exchange / of New York”; on reverse, flowers in relief and “JUNE 1ST 1908-9” stamped.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Roberta Gratz
Object Number: 
2009.28.327
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: 
66224
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

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