101 years before Rosa Parks and Claudette Colvin, Elizabeth Jennings refused to be removed from a NYC trolley. Her case in the Brooklyn Circuit Court led to the desegregation of all NYC trolley lines. Her attorney? Future president Chester A.
All plique-a-jour pieces are custom made & rare. Most spoons are less than 5” in length. Few confirmed American-made plique-a-jour is to be found. The majority of the spoons are from France & Scandinavia, also Austria, Russia & China. It's possible that some pieces shown here with American city names may have been produced in another country. Many pieces of plique-a-jour are not marked as to origin or metal content but they are almost always a good grade of silver or gold wash over silver.