Paper Holder

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

ca. 1913

GUSN

GUSN-187780

Description

Stand (A) and holder (B) to maintain an object open and upright for reading. Could be used for a book, newspaper, menu card, etc. Silverplated. Base is hexagonal topped by two stepped circular layers into which the holder is screwed. The holder is fashhioned of sturdy curved wire. Two curves support the object from behind, a third makes a small lip that holds it at the bottom and a forth holds it at the center front. The center front wire is topped by a small round ball finial.

Details

Descriptive Terms

holders (containers)
silver (metal)
Holder, Placecard

Inscription

"MADE & GUARANTEED BY / WILCOX SILVER PLATE CO / 2 / PAT'D MAR 25, 1913 / NO. 1057393" (Silver mark include two crossed hammers)

Associated Building

Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),

Maker

Wilcox Silver Plate Co. (Manufacturer)

Dimensions

2 (H), 4 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number

2006.44.1515AB

Places

Connecticut (United States)
Meriden (New Haven county, Connecticut)