Spoon Holder

Spoon Holder

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Urn-shaped container engraved "Pearce" in gothic or Old English letters on the tapered lower half of its body, which rests on a circular, cove-molded base mounted with four cast standing eagles perched on tree branches that serve as feet, their backs and outspread wings pressed against the urn. A die-rolled band of birds and insects amidst flowering branches and flowers in vases is inset below the rounded shoulder. Underside of flat bottom is struck incuse with a pair of balanced scales, "MIDDLETOWN PLATE C\o (underlined)", "TRIPLE PLATE", and "2015".
Maker is Middletown Plate Co. of Middletown, CT. Middletown Plate Co. was founded in 1864 and became a subsidiary of International Silver Co. in 1898; International continued to use the Middletown name and mark until at least 1921.
Currently not on view
Object Name
holder, spoon
date made
ca 1875
place made
United States: Connecticut, Middletown
Physical Description
silver plate (overall material)
electroplate (overall production method/technique)
overall: 6 in x 5 in; 15.24 cm x 12.7 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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