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Object ID # 1967.022.001
Object Name Spoon, Souvenir
Title King's Royal Hotel Teaspoon
Lexicon category 4: T&E For Materials
Date Early 20th-century
Year Range from 1905
Year Range to 1915
Made Sterling
Place of Origin Sarawak Township (formerly), Township of Georgian Bluffs, Grey County
Description This is a King's Royal Hotel, Owen Sound, souvenir teaspoon (from the early 20th-century).
The silver-plate spoon has a maple leaf decoration at the handle, done in colourful enamelling. The bowl of the spoon is stamped with an illustration of the King's Royal hotel building and some trees. The back of the handle is stamped "STERLING".
Makers mark "STERLING" (stamped on the back, in a curved line)
Provenance Marked with STERLING, the item was made in the early 20th-century as a souvenir for the King's Royal Hotel, which was located at Balmy Beach, just northwest of Owen Sound, Ontario (in Sarawak Township, Grey County). The previous owner, Sarah I. James (neƩ Woods), resided at Bowmanville, Ontario, in the 1960s. Mrs. James did not say when or how she acquired the teaspoon. The hotel closed, and was demolished in 1915.

Collection Food Service Tools & Equipment
Material Silver/Metal/Enamel
Dimensions W-2.8 L-13.7 D-0.6 cm
Found Grey County, Ontario
People McLauchlan, Joseph Kent
Walsh, J. M.
McLauchlan, John H.
Subjects Hotels
Souvenir shops
Search Terms King's Royal Hotel
Balmy Beach
Function A factory-made enamelled decorative spoon, intended to be sold as a souvenir of the King's Royal Hotel that was situated northwest of Owen Sound, Ontario.