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Birmingham, England, 1902 Small Sterling Silver Anointing Spoon
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3001f   On Hold

Birmingham, England, 1902 Small Sterling Silver Anointing Spoon
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Popularized largely in the last quarter of the 19th century and continued in production until contemporary times, anointing, aka coronation, spoons remain popular collectors' items.

This example is 4 3/8" long, not quite .5 T. oz., and marked for sterling (lion), Birmingham, England (anchor), and 1902 (letter b). It is without a maker's identification, but the design may be telling.

Another pointer may lie in the inscription on the backside of the engraved bowl. It reads in script,... Click for details

Wallace "Chicago Masonic Temple" Sterling Silver Souvenir Spoon
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2872f   $26.00

Wallace
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Measuring 5 7/8" long and weighing .7 T. oz., this teaspoon is replete with Masonic imagery, including a portraiture in the bowl of the massive Temple in Chicago.

The imagery includes a sword, a cross and crown, seeing eye, and the emblematic square and compass.

The most dramatic aspect of the piece is a detailed rendering of the towering "Masonic Temple" built in downtown Chicago in 1892. This is finely detailed and has a gold finish.

Made by Wallace, it is stamped with the company... Click for details

Watson Sterling Minneapolis Demitasse Souvenir Spoon
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1335521   $14.00

Watson Sterling Minneapolis Demitasse Souvenir Spoon
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Watson produced a series of state and city sterling souvenir spoon with very detailed high relief handles in the early 1900s. This is 4 1/8" sterling demitasse size souvenir spoon from that series with sites and symbols of Minneapolis on the handle. The spoons is in unused condition with no wear or signs of use. It's marked with the Watson H in a pennant trademark and STERLING. It weighs 10.8. grams. Additional images on request. Other similar spoons available.

Watson Sterling Philadelphia Demitasse Souvenir Spoon Liberty Bell
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1335520   Sold

Watson Sterling Philadelphia Demitasse Souvenir Spoon Liberty Bell
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Watson produced a series of state and city sterling souvenir spoon with very detailed high relief handles in the early 1900s. This is 4 1/8" sterling demitasse size souvenir spoon from that series with sites and symbols of Philadelphia on the handle the Liberty Bell embossed in the bowl. The back of the bowl is engraved with a monogram and "April 1915." The spoons is in unused condition with no wear or signs of use. It's marked with the Watson H in a pennant trademark and STERLING. It... Click for details

Watson Sterling Springfield (IL) Demitasse Souvenir Spoon
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1335519   $15.00

Watson Sterling Springfield (IL) Demitasse Souvenir Spoon
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Watson produced a series of state and city sterling souvenir spoon with very detailed high relief handles in the early 1900s. This is 4 1/8" sterling demitasse size souvenir spoon from that series with sites and symbols of Springfield (IL) including Lincoln, his home, and other iconic sites of his lifetime on the handle. The spoons is in unused condition with no wear or signs of use. It's marked with the Watson H in a pennant trademark and STERLING. It weighs 13.o. grams. Additional... Click for details

Watson Sterling Philadelphia Demitasse Souvenir Spoon
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1335518   $14.00

Watson Sterling Philadelphia Demitasse Souvenir Spoon
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Watson produced a series of state and city sterling souvenir spoon with very detailed high relief handles in the early 1900s. This is 4 1/8" sterling demitasse size souvenir spoon from that series with sites and symbols of Philadelphia on the handle. The spoons is in unused condition with no wear or signs of use. It's marked with the Watson H in a pennant trademark and STERLING. It weighs 12.6 grams. Additional images on request. Other similar spoons available.

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Paye & Baker Poppy Spoon Courthouse Stockton, Cal in Bowl
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1335467   $22.00

Paye & Baker Poppy Spoon Courthouse Stockton, Cal in Bowl
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Paye & Baker's 1908 Polly pattern is an Art Nouveau design with three-dimensional Poppies on the handle. This is a 5 3/8" spoon with detailed Poppies on the front and back of the handle and with COURTHOUSE STOCKTON, CAL embossed in the bowl. The spoon is in excellent unused condition and at .77 Troy ounce or 24.1 grams is heavy for its size. The spoon is marked with the Paye and Baker trademark of P & S in hearts and STERLING.

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
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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.

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"Chicago Fire 1871" Sterling Citrus Spoon with Provenance
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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

Durgin DUBARRY(?) teaspoon
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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..."

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