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Chicago 1893 Columbain Exposition "Isabella" Sterling Souvenir Spoon
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2703f   $35.00

Chicago 1893 Columbain Exposition
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Produced by the "Columbian Souvenir Manufacturing Company," as indicated by the "CS" emblem imprinted on backside, this spoon measures 5 11/16" long and weighs just under .7 T. oz. Other marks include "Sterling" and "Pat. 1893."

A literally monumental event, this exposition generated a seemingly endless array of souvenir items such as this piece. It features the two significant figures associated with this event, namely the Spanish queen "Isabella," and "Columbus" himself.

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P.W. Ellis "Toboggan" and "Miss Canada" Sterling Souvenir Spoons
Silver : Souvenir Spoons

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2684f   $65.00

P.W. Ellis
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These two, 5 3/4" long, approximately .7 T. oz. each, spoons were made by Toronto's P.W. Ellis & Co., with each stamped "Sterling" on the handle and back of the bowl, and with the firm's "E inside a maple leaf" emblem in adjoining places.

They bear several similarities including the date "1891" set in the center of the handle, with each number surrounded by twig or branch framing. The bowls are identical as well, with acid etched to a pale gold, matte surfaces, leaving bright, irregular,... Click for details

Gorham Chicago Herald Figural Sterling Silver Souvenir Spoon
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2438f   $185.00

Gorham Chicago Herald Figural Sterling Silver Souvenir Spoon
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A cast item that measures 5" long and weighs .7 T. oz., this piece was made by Gorham and is stamped with the company's "lion, anchor, G" emblem and "Sterling" on the backside.

Highly detailed, the imagery is iconic. The bowl portrays the Chicago Herald building constructed in 1891, which date appears on the lower portion of the handle. There is a pennant that reads "Herald" flying from the flagpole atop the building.

Close inspection reveals a figure standing on a pediment placed on a... Click for details

"Chicago Fire 1871" Sterling Citrus Spoon with Provenance
Silver : Souvenir Spoons

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2334f   $125.00


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This sterling silver souvenir spoon is replete with provenance. It was made by Dominick & Haff, whose three part emblem and the word "Sterling" appear on the backside. The theme is the "Chicago Fire" of 1871, and appropriately enough the retailer was Chicago's "C.D. Peacock" whose name appears alongside the manufacturer's mark and the words "Pat'd. '91."

It is inscribed on the reverse "Jerome Orrell Eddy," "May 12/91," whose birthday was this date. An accomplished man in his own right,... Click for details

Watson "Lincoln and Douglas" Sterling Souvenir Spoon
Silver : Souvenir Spoons

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2309f   $45.00

Watson
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A souvenir spoon that features the life and times of Abraham Lincoln, this 5 7/8" long, .9 T. oz., piece features the added element of the "Lincoln & Douglas Memorial" in Freeport, Illinois. The engraved representation of this stone marker is flanked by engraved busts of Lincoln and Douglas.

Made by Watson, whose Mechanics pennant emblem appears on the reverse, along with the word "Sterling," it exhibits the artful die work and fine finishing that characterized this company's output. ... Click for details

Unusual Watson "Mississippi" Sterling Souvenir Spoon
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2016f   $45.00

Unusual Watson
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Made by Watson, whose pennant emblem and the word "Sterling" appears on the backside, this spoon measures 5 13/16" long and is weighty at just over 1.0 T. oz.

A "Mississippi" souvenir piece, it is replete with iconography. Images include an eagle with shield, "Jeff Davis/Old Home," the "State Capitol," "Shirley House," and the "Surrender Monument," and corn stalks.

It also has an unusual bowl surface. In addition to a gold wash surface front and back, it shows a colored portraiture of... Click for details

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"Battle of Lookout Mountain" Civil War Souvenir Spoon
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1852f   $45.00


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This 5 5/8" long, weighty, 1.1 T. oz., sterling silver souvenir spoon portrays a number of images connected with the Civil War "Battle of Lookout Mountain."

The center of the handle features a number of soldiers climbing a hillside slope. The end of the handle shows a bust of "Joseph Hooker," the general in command of the operation. The lower portion of the handle reads, "Lookout Mt., Battle Above the Clouds, Nov. 24, 1863." The bowl shows a panorama of the mountain "from the Tennessee... Click for details

Mermod, Jaccard "St. Louis" Sterling Souvenir Spoon
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1786f   $60.00

Mermod, Jaccard
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Portraying a bust on the handle and a mounted image for the French King and Roman Catholic Saint for whom the City of Saint Louis was named, this spoon was retailed by that city's premier jeweler, "Mermod-Jaccard & King Co." (1905 forward), as marked on the reverse, along with the word "Sterling."

This is a superbly crafted item. The imagery portrays a youthful king wearing a crown and with his shoulders draped in a clasped cloak. His look is wistful, suggesting his eyes are set on a... Click for details

Durgin DUBARRY(?) teaspoon
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Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2152   $50.00

Durgin DUBARRY(?) teaspoon
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engraved "Kansas City" in bowl, length 5 7/8 inches, weight 1.30 Troy ounces, excellent condition.

Place pieces are much rarer than servers in this grand old Durgin pattern whose name is a subject of some disagreement, which leads me to believe that not many were produced.

Durgin SALEM WITCH orange spoon
Silver : Souvenir Spoons

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2061   Sold

Durgin SALEM WITCH orange spoon
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length 5 3/4 inches, no monogram, gilt bowl, weight .71 oz. Troy, excellent condition, two available. Since this is the spoon which launched the souvenir spoon collecting craze back in 1890, we think it an excellent starting point for your present day collection.

gorham cast Washington, DC souvenir spoon
Silver : Souvenir Spoons

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2035   $125.00

gorham cast Washington, DC souvenir spoon
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length 5 3/4 inches, weight 1.07 Troy ounces, no monogram, excellent condition, retailed by Harris and Shafer. The high-relief rendering of Capitol building in bowl lends this spoon an added sculptural quality.

Gorham round bowl Virginia souvenir spoon
Silver : Souvenir Spoons

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2028   $125.00

Gorham round bowl Virginia souvenir spoon
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length 5 3/8 inches, no monogram, exemplary original condition, weight 1.00 oz. Troy. For those who might not be familiar with the design and production of these small sculptures cast in silver, we would commend to you the excellent chapter on same in Carpenter's "Gorham Silver".

Chicago Indian souvenir spoon
Silver : Souvenir Spoons

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
1996   $40.00

Chicago Indian souvenir spoon
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length 5 1/2 inches, weight .64 oz Troy, excellent condition, no monogram, mark of Watson-Newell corporation. Aside from the obvious skill and detail with which the face was rendered, what lifts this spoon into the realm of above average is the applied wirework decoration, "Chicago..."

SPRINGFIELD ARMORY souvenir spoon,
Silver : Souvenir Spoons

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
1995   On Hold

SPRINGFIELD ARMORY souvenir spoon,
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retailed and presumably designed by F.E. Ladd, length 5 1/2 inches, weight .8 oz. Troy, elaborate shaded script monogram, fine condition. A spoon which not so very long ago commonly sold for upward of two hundred dollars, at auction. Take advantage of the slight slowdown in the antiques market, while it lasts, to get this item at an advantageous price...

Bangor, Maine Hannibal Hamlin souvenir spoon
Silver : Souvenir Spoons

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
1986   $75.00

Bangor, Maine Hannibal Hamlin souvenir spoon
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length 6 inches, weight .89 oz. Troy, no monogram, fine condition. For those whose knowledge of U.S. history is not encyclopedic, Hamlin was Vice President during Lincoln's first term, Governor of Maine, and held a host of other illustrious positions.

Gorham Seminole Sofkee spoon
Silver : Souvenir Spoons

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
1968   $45.00

Gorham Seminole Sofkee spoon
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Most every culture has a version of, well, corn meal mush. In Italy, it's polenta. Among the Native American tribes of Florida, sofkee would be the name, and this spoon designed by Greenleaf and Crosby circa 1900 is supposedly a scale model of such a porridge-making utensil. Length 5 3/8 inches, no monogram, excellent condition, weight .79 oz Troy.

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