Mustard Spoon

Mustard Spoon

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Description
"Bead" pattern mustard spoon with small circular bowl and upturned pointed handle with beaded borders terminating in a pendant shell on front. Plain back is struck incuse at bottom of shaft with a winged lion passant facing left holding "W" in an oval, "STERLING" in serif letters, and "PAT.APP\D/.FOR" in sans serif letters.
Maker is Whiting Manufacturing Company, 1866-1926. Founded in North Attleboro, MA, by William Dean Whiting and partners; relocated to New York, NY from 1876-1904 following fire in Attleboro; also had factory in Bridgeport, CT, 1910-1924. Whiting became part of Gorham's Silversmith's Stock Company in 1905 and was purchased by Gorham in 1924. Gorham moved Whiting's operations to Providence and used the company's trademark until circa 1926. "Bead" pattern introduced in 1880.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
spoon
date made
late 19th century
year pattern introduced
1880
maker
Whiting Manufacturing Co.
place made
United States: Massachusetts, North Attleboro
United States: New York, New York City
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 3/4 in x 4 5/8 in x 7/8 in; 1.905 cm x 11.7475 cm x 2.2225 cm
ID Number
DL.69.0296
catalog number
69.0296
accession number
220760
Credit Line
Gift of The Heirs of William and Dennis Ramsay
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National Museum of American History
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