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Coffee spoon, from a twelve-piece place setting


George Washington Maher ; Gorham Manufacturing Company ; Spaulding & Company, Chicago, Illinois



Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G300
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Metalwork | Silver, gilt
Size: 4 5/16 x 15/16 x 1/2 in. (10.95 x 2.38 x 1.27 cm)
Creation Place: United States
Culture: United States
Style: 20th century
Inscriptions: Marks on back of handle, stamped: [SPAULDING & CO. CHICAGO]; on side of handle, stamped: [Martelé (lion) (anchor) G (?)]; on opposite side of handle, stamped: [9584]
Physical Description: small spoon with egg-shaped gold-washed bowl; handle decorated with long-stemmed lilies with two flowers and two buds and EKG monogram
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Gift of funds from the Decorative Arts Council with proceeds from the 2005 Antiques Show and Sale
Accession Number: 2006.68.12
Artist: George Maher, American, 1864-1926
Role: Designer
Nationality: American
Life Dates: American, 1864-1926

Artist: Spaulding & Company
Role: Retailer

Artist: Gorham & Co., Providence, Rhode Island, 1865-1967
Role: Manufacturer
Life Dates: Providence, Rhode Island, 1865-1967
Added to Site: March 1, 2009