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Watson Full Figure Heavy "Miner" Sterling Silver Souvenir Spoon
Silver : Souvenir Spoons

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3689f   $75.00


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Larger than most examples of this piece, measuring 5 7/8" long and weighing an exceptionally heavy 1.7 T. oz., this circa 1895 spoon was made by Watson, whose pennant emblem and the word "Sterling" are imprinted on the reverse.

A souvenir item, the handle portrays a standing miner wearing boots and a hat, holding a chunk of ore in his left hand and with his right hand leaning on a crow bar or such.

The figure is standing on a base that reads, "Struck it at last."

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Dominick & Haff "Labors of Cupid" Old Sterling Silver Teaspoon
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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3676f   $70.00


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Measuring 6" long and weighing a heavy 1.3 T. oz., this teaspoon is an early example of Dominick & Haff's figural, 1900 date of issue, "Labors of Cupid" pattern, the image on this being a cherub sitting at a table with a cup in hand.

It is in immaculate condition, showing no wear whatsoever, retaining all the precise detail of the original design, and visible for example in such as the grain of the table, the weave in the basket holding fruit, or the spindles in the chair back appearing on... Click for details

Lunt "Owosso" aka "Wosso" Figural Sterling Silver Souvenir Spoon
Silver : Sterling

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3604f   $65.00


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Identified as "Owosso" in engraving set sideways on the lower portion of the handle, this teaspoon features an intricate, high relief portraiture of the Shiawassee American Indian leader who is remembered as a signatory of the Treaty of Saginaw (Michigan) in 1819 and the Treaty of Detroit in 1807.

He is also known as "Wosso" or "Wasso," although the name "Owosso" carries on in the Michigan city which takes its name from him.

Measuring 6" long and heavy at 1.0 T. oz., it was made by Rogers,... Click for details

Gorham cast Nutmeg State sterling souvenir spoon
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Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2343   $90.00


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length 4 7/8 inches, weight .66 oz. Troy, monogrammed as shown in second enlargement, retailed by the G.H. Ford Company, excellent original condition.

No one seems to be certain of how Connecticut gained this nickname, though legend has it that many peddlers frequented the area, selling nutmegs both real and fake.

This spoon is not commonly found.

D&H Hennegen Bates & Co. Baltimore "Turtle" Sterling Souvenir Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3563f   $52.00


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A full size teaspoon measuring 6" long and weighing a substantial 1.0 T. oz., this piece was made by Dominick & Haff and retailed by Baltimore's Hennegen, Bates & Co., as indicated on the reverse along with the word "Sterling."

A highly collectible item, it is one of those items by which the whole notion of souvenir spoons is defined.

Celebrating Baltimore and its location on the Cheasapeake Bay, it features a die struck representation of the "North Point" monument in the bowl, as well as... Click for details

Whiting "Berry" Hartford Charter Oak Sterling Silver Teaspoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3559f   $45.00


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This 5 3/4" long, approximately .8 T. oz., teaspoon is an example of a line pattern appropriated as a souvenir piece.

The pattern is Whiting's 1880 "Berry," a multi-motif design that in this instance features blueberries. It is marked with the Whiting "lion" logo, "Sterling," and the name of the retailer, Boston's "A. Stowell & Co."

The bowl is acid etched in a design that features a large tree, no doubt Connecticut's famed "Charter Oak," and the word "Hartford," for the capital city of... Click for details

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Watson "Phoebe" "Mt. Rainier - Seattle" Sterling Silver Citrus spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3558f   $65.00


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A full figure nude in the manner of "Bacchante," a design that offended the sensibilities of turn of the 20th century Bostonians, Watson's companion "Phoebe" (1895) likewise expresses the freedoms of style and subject found in the Art Nouveau mode.

The figure is surrounded by considerable imagery including wheat, a grape cluster, a shell, and clouds, this last details perhaps derivative of her mythological identity as a Titan associated with light.

This 5 3/4" long, just over .8 T. oz.,... Click for details

Watson Cast "Cherub" Heart Shaped Bowl Sterling Silver Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3489f   $42.00


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Produced by Watson, this version of "Cherub," while similar and perhaps a variant, is to be distinguished from the company's full line pattern with this name (see Old Friends item 2714f for comparison).

The figure on this 4 1/4" long, unusually heavy at nearly .5 T. oz., spoon appears to be cast rather than die struck, and possesses much more dimension and detail than the line design.

Indeed, the youthful image evinces an angelic, innocent, and ethereal quality, suggesting she or he is not... Click for details

Antique Rogers engraved silver plate souvenir spoon from Bloomer Wisc
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safn-6468   $12.00


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Antique engraved bowl, WM Rogers of Plainfield NJ AA1-x plate silver souvenir spoon from Bloomer Wisconsin. Engraving is in the bowl area. Measures 5 1/4" long and is in great condition. Circe 1900,

Antique sterling silver souvenir spoon Whittiier oil wells Cal
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safn-6467   $35.00


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Antique circa 1900 sterling silver souvenir spoon with engraved bowl. Shows hills of Whittier and 2 wells. Engraved Whittier Oil Wells Ca. Measures 5 7/8" long. Very nice condition and pretty handle. Silver Hallmarks on the back of handle.

Antique sterling silver souvenir spoon engraved Santa Cruz Ca
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safn-6466   $30.00


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Antique Sterling silver souvenir spoon from Santa Cruz, California which is etched in the bowl. It dates from 1900 and is in very good condition. Beautiful rose design on the handle. This piece measures 5 1/4" long.

1933 Chicago Worlds fair souvenir spoon Century of progress
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safn-6464   $20.00


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1933 Chicago World's Fair A Century of Progress Souvenir Spoon w/Hall of Science shown in bowl. It measures 6" long, and marked on handle part Onieda Community Par Plate. Excellent condition.

Vintage PEK Sterling Alaska souvenir spoon with engraved mountain
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safn-6461   $34.00


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PEK. Sterling silver collector spoon for the state of Alaska. Handle has sled dogs, a walrus and polar bear. The bowl of the spoon has an engraving of a large mountain scene with Skagway, Alaska engraved also. No wear from use, only some slight tarnish from being stored. Measures 5-3/8 INCHES LONG

Wallace "Irian" Female Figure Sterling Silver Teaspoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3422f   $34.00


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A weighty item at 1.0 T. oz., this 5 7/8" long teaspoon is a superb example of Wallace's figural "Irian" pattern.

It portrays a full-sized, semi-draped, female image with three putti surrounding her head. One of these is cupid like and is pointing a bow and arrow at her.

Additional detailing includes orchid blossoms, leaves and other flowers, front and back sides, all presented in an Art Nouveau manner, which is consistent with the 1902 date of this line.

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Reed & Barton "Cinq Fleurs" "Cleveland" Sterling Silver Souvenir Spoon
Silver : Souvenir Spoons

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3367f   $34.00


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This piece illustrates the once common practice of engraving standard line pieces with local historical features, and thus creating souvenir items.

In this case, the primary piece is a 5 7/8" long, approximately 1.0 T. oz., teaspoon in Reed & Barton's "Les Cinq Fleurs," which is a highly textured, Art Nouveau floral design.

The bowl is bright cut engraved in a representation of the American Civil War, "Soliders and Sailors Monument" in "Cleveland, O.," as inscribed around the actual... Click for details

VIntage Reed Barton Tiger Lily Spoon Brown Palace Hotel
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safn-4846   $15.00


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Antique Hotel flatware Silver plate berry spoon, from the Brown Palace Hotel in Denver. Art Nouveau Tiger Lily, 1901 pattern by Reed & Barton. BROWN PALACE HOTEL engraved on the back. The backside of the handle is also marked: REED & BARTON with the pat date. The spoon has a pretty ornate pattern, both on the front and back. Measures approximately 5 1/4" long. In wonderful vintage condition.

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