A fantastic vintage silverplate lobster/shellfish pick or fork from The Crawford House, in Boston, Mass. The Crawford House was a hotel and restaurant, which was located in Scollay Square on Court And Brattle Streets. In 1867, it was opened by Henry Goodwin and Henry Stumcke. During the 19th and early 20th centuries, it was among the leading hotels in the Boston Area. No Landmark lasted as long in Scollay Square, as being one of the finest hotels in Boston. In 1962, the building was demolished as part of the Government Center Project. On the back, it is marked, Meriden Brita Co. and on the front, Crawford House Boston. It measures approx. 7 1/2" length and 7/8" width. The condition of this item does shows signs of wear due to age. There is some surface wear and pitting. The date of this item would be at least, the early part of the 20th century, but it could be even earlier. It would be a great addition to any collection of hotelware.
Vintage Silverplate "Crawford House" Lobster/Shellfish Pick/Fork, Hotelware, Scollay Square, Boston, Mass.