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Title Spoon, sterling silver souvenir, depicting Trinity Church, Hoboken,ca. 1890-1905.
Object Name Spoon, Souvenir
Catalog Number 2001.110.0004
Collection Hoboken Churches & Religion Collection
Credit Purchase
Description Commemorative spoon: Trinity Church, Hoboken, N.J. No date circa 1900-1910. Sterling silver, 4-1/8" overall length; palmetto stem; engraved bowl. Marks at neck: Sterling; winged 'S' mark of manufacturer George W. Shiebler Co.

View of the church building at the northeast corner of Seventh and Washington Streets.
Note the lettering 'Hoboken, N.J.' in the bowl and some elements such as tree foliage are in relief. The church name is engraved.

See 2001.110.0003 for another souvenir spoon depicting Trinity Church, Hoboken made by the same company. It is a different pattern plus the engraved image and titling is significantly different. Stylistically that one appears to be earlier than the pattern seen here and has been given an estimaged date range of 1890-1900.
Date 1900-1910
Year Range from 1900
Year Range to 1910
Search Terms Trinity Episcopal Church
Seventh St.
Washington St.
Caption detail bowl
Imagefile 007\20011100004.tif
Notes Trinity Episcopal Church celebrated two different, but significant anniversaries only three years apart. At this time it has not been determined which date this item was likely created for:

1893: 40th anniversary of church founding
1896: 40th anniversary of opening of church building
1903: 50th anniversary of church founding
1906: 50th anniversary of opening of church building

George W. Shiebler Co., a New York City maker, dissolved in 1910.
Classification Ceremonies
Church Exterior