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Souvenir spoon

Object Number: 
1977.65
Date: 
1890-1910
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 1/2 x 7/8 x 1/2 in. ( 11.4 x 2.2 x 1.3 cm )
Marks: 
in relief: on inside of bowl: "NEW YORK NORMAL / COLLEGE" stamped: on reverse: "[lion][anchor]G / STERLING"
Description: 
silver souvenir spoon with view of New York Normal College on inside of bowl; handle in the form of adjoining scrolls and flower with ivy leaf finial; pseudo-hallmark stamped on reverse.
Gallery Label: 
In the 1890s and early years of the twentieth century thousands of souvenir spoons were made by dozens of United States manufacturers. Gorham, the largest manufacturer of sterling flatwares in the U.S. at the turn of the century, dominated the souvenir spoon market almost from the beginning. (See Charles H. Carpenter, Jr., "Gorham Silver, 1831-1981," pp. 180-199.)
Credit Line: 
Gift of Robert G. Goelet
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group