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Souvenir spoon

Object Number: 
1949.233
Date: 
ca. 1900
Medium: 
Silver, gilding, enamel
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 1/8 x 1 x 5/8 in. ( 10.5 x 2.5 x 1.6 cm )
Marks: 
gilt: on handle finial: "NATURA FORTIS INDUSTRIA CRESCIT" in relief: inside bowl: "CALECHE" stamped: on reverse: "STERLING"
Description: 
Cast silver souvenir spoon with gilding and polychrome enamel; horse and cart with inscription "CALECHE" in relief on inside of bowl; handle finial in the form of a shield surmounted by a crown, with oval panel with allegorical scene at center, the whole decorated with green, white, blue and red enamel.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dr. Thomas O. Mabbott
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group