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Spoon Holder

Spoon Holder

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Description
Two-handled, cylindrical container with die-rolled decoration of exotic birds and insects, including a crane, snail and spiders, amidst bamboo and other flowers and foliage around its body. Circular pedestal base has triple-reeded shaft and plain flared foot. Reeded and banded, shallow S curve handles have open lower terminals with triple-reeded struts. Underside of base is struck incuse "PAIRPOINT MF:G CO." above a "P" in banded diamond, "QUADRUPLE / PLATE" and "2011". From a three-piece service, 1989.0184.01-.03.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
holder, spoon
date made
ca 1885
maker
Pairpoint Corporation
place made
United States: Massachusetts, New Bedford
Physical Description
silver plate (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 4 5/8 in x 6 in x 3 1/2 in; 11.7475 cm x 15.24 cm x 8.89 cm
ID Number
1989.0184.03
catalog number
1989.0184.03
accession number
1989.0184
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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