Child's spoon

Object Number: 
1997.4d
Date: 
1915
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 1/4 x 1 1/4 x 1/2 in. ( 15.9 x 3.2 x 1.3 cm )
Marks: 
Inscriptions: engraved on the underside of the handle: "E H W" in script Retailer's marks: stamped on the underside of the handle: "TIFFANY & CO STERLING M"
Description: 
silver child's spoon from a child's breakfast set; down-turned spatulate-end hanl with a repoussé chased child marching and playing the bells, folite vine down the top of the handle; elliptical bowl; engraved on the underside of the handle, "EHW" in script; makers' marks stamped on the underside of the handle.
Gallery Label: 
Silver breakfast sets were a popular christening gift during the early years of this century, and New York's Tiffany and Company catered heavily to this demand. This silver set was presented to Eugene Walker by his godfather, Hoffman Nickerson. Mr. Walker was born in New York City in 1915 to John B. Walker and Mai Elmendorf Hackstaff.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Eugene Hoffman Walker
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group