|Object ID #||1967.022.001|
|Object Name||Spoon, Souvenir|
|Title||King's Royal Hotel Teaspoon|
|Lexicon category||4: T&E For Materials|
|Year Range from||1905|
|Year Range to||1915|
|Place of Origin||Sarawak Township (formerly), Township of Georgian Bluffs, Grey County|
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)|
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 (neé 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|
|Dimensions||W-2.8 L-13.7 D-0.6 cm|
|Found||Grey County, Ontario|
McLauchlan, Joseph Kent
Walsh, J. M.
McLauchlan, John H.
King's Royal Hotel
|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.|