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Hippodrome souvenir spoon

Object Number: 
2017.36.9e
Date: 
1901-1920
Medium: 
Sterling silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 1/2 × 11/16 × 1/4 in. (8.9 × 1.7 × 0.6 cm)
Marks: 
On the verso of handle: “P [in heart] & [in heart] B STERLING.”
Inscriptions: 
Description: 

Sterling silver spoon, embossed in bowl “THE / HIPPODROME” with image of the Hippodrome building and “ NEW YORK CITY.” Handle-end decorated with embossed silhouette of the Flatiron Building.

Gallery Label: 

Souvenir spoons commemorating specific people, places, or events have been common forms of memorabilia since the late nineteenth century. These spoons have handle-ends shaped like the Flatiron building, and bowls embossed with images of the New York Hippodrome.

Bibliography: 
Credit Line: 
Gift of Vivian Awner
Provenance: 
Place Made: 
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group