Watson "Lincoln and Douglas" Sterling Souvenir Spoon
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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.
The iconography has a sculpted quality. The front includes Lincoln himself, surrounded by laurel leaves, his home and monument in Springfield, Illinois, and the words "All's Well."
The White House, Ford's Theater, the log cabin where he was born, and an American flag appear on the backside.
The condition is mint. It is free of any polishing wear. The bowl remains well-shaped and without dents, burrs, nicks, or tip wear. The finish is finely patinated.