Photo credit: Michael Hnatov
Accession Number: C.2008.926.8
Dimensions: 1.4 in X 5.9 in X 0.8 in
Dimensions (Metric): 3.556 cm X 14.986 cm X 2.032 cm
Credit Line: Gift of David Emil
Silver teaspoon used at the Windows on the World restaurant. The spoon has banded detailing on the handle and the manufacturer's stamp on the back of the handle: "ONEIDA USA." The spoon head is slightly dulled from use.
When conducting restaurant-related business in the social setting of his home, David Emil, owner of Windows on the World, often borrowed furnishings, china, glass, and cutlery from the restaurant. Designed by Milton Glaser, the dining ware used in the restaurant included motifs of a rising sun and an evening sky. Because Emil had some of the dining ware in his home, these pieces were spared destruction when the Twin Towers collapsed on 9/11.