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Souvenir spoon

Object Number: 
1949.218
Date: 
1891
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 1/4 x 1 x 1/2 in. ( 10.8 x 2.5 x 1.3 cm )
Marks: 
in relief: on obverse of handle: "SALEM 1692" stamped: on back of bowl: "[lion][anchor]G / STERLING / DANIEL LOW"
Description: 
silver souvenir spoon with plain pointed oval bowl and handle shaped like a witch's broom with small witch figure finial; cat figure (front and back) at shoulder; stamped retailer's mark and pseudo-hallmark on reverse.
Gallery Label: 
In "Encyclopedia of American Silver Manufacturers" (1975), Dorothy Rainwater refers to the "the first Witch spoon designed for Daniel Low Company," and implies that it originally appeared around 1891.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dr. Thomas O. Mabbott
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group