University Museums

Title: California. General Jackson, Alma
Name: Spoons
Date: 1925
Medium: Sterling silver
Dimensions: Each Spoon: 4 9/16 in. (11.6 cm)
Classification: Decorative Arts, Metal
Credit Line: Gift of Isabel Matterson. In the Christian Petersen Art Collection, Christian Petersen Art Museum, University Museums, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.
Object Number: UM93.23abc
More Information
The three spoons are in sterling silver and are die cut that Christian Petersen did in 1925. Petersen did not design the spoons but did the die cut. Spoon (a) has a single flower on top and the word "California" inscribed on the front of the spoon and Catalina, Cal. on the of bowl of the spoon. Spoon (b) has a horse and rider on top, "General Jackson, Nashville, Tenn.". The back of the spoon bowl is inscribed "F.B." Spoon (c) has a pack burro or donkey on top with the word "Alma" inscribed on bowl of spoon.