- 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
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
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