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Watson "Indian" Heavy Sterling Silver Souvenir Spoon

Watson "Indian" Heavy Sterling Silver Souvenir Spoon
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$ 90

Measuring 5 1/4" long and weighty at just over .9 T. oz., this souvenir spoon was made by the Mechanics division of Watson. The company's pennant emblem appears on the backside, along with the word "Sterling."

The handle portrays a full-sized, standing American indian holding a bow, while the reverse shows his shield. The detail is exceptional, exhibiting precise die work and articulate portraiture. Curiously the figure is resting atop a classical, pedimented column wrapped in oak leaves, this detail no doubt intended to convey specific meaning or association. The bowl is plain and finished in a pale, matte gold wash. Other examples of this piece are commonly inscribed with the name of a place.

The condition is mint. There is no polishing wear whatsoever. The bowl is even, free of tip wear and absent any dings, dents, or burrs.

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