Chinese Spoon

Chinese Spoon

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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.
Object Name
spoon
date made
1850 - 1875
place made
China
place used
United States: California, Mendocino
purchased
United States: California, San Francisco
Physical Description
porcelain (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 4 in; 10.16 cm
ID Number
CL.65.1374A
accession number
280280
catalog number
65.1374A
subject
Eating
Food Culture
Chinese American
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Cultural and Community Life: Ethnic
Domestic Furnishings
Food
Exhibition
Wonderplace
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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