Chinese Spoon

Description (Brief):

One of a pair of blue-green porcelain spoons that were made in China and used in Mendocino, California. This type of spoon was known by white Californians as a "railroad spoon," presumably because of its association with Chinese railroad laborers.

Date Made: 1850 - 1875

Place Made: ChinaPlace Used: United States: California, MendocinoPurchased: United States: California, San Francisco

Subject: EatingFood CultureChinese Americans


See more items in: Home and Community Life: Ethnic, Food, Domestic Furnishings

Exhibition: Wonderplace

Exhibition Location: National Museum of American History

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: CL.65.1374AAccession Number: 280280Catalog Number: 65.1374A

Object Name: spoon

Physical Description: porcelain (overall material)Measurements: overall: 4 in; 10.16 cm


Record Id: nmah_1391364

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