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Souvenir spoon

Object Number: 
1949.238
Date: 
ca. 1900
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 3/4 x 1 1/4 x 3/4 in. ( 14.6 x 3.2 x 1.9 cm )
Marks: 
in relief: on inside of bowl: "ENTRANCE / TO / FORT MONROE" in relief: on obverse of handle: "OLD / POINT / COMFORT" and "US" (two times) stamped: on reverse of handle: "STERLING" and "D" inside oval stamped: on reverse of bowl: "PAT. MCH. 9, 91"
Description: 
Cast silver souvenir spoon with view of entrance to Fort Monroe on inside of teardrop-shaped bowl; oval handle with "OLD POINT COMFORT" above bugle, saber, and two disks with "US" in relief; stamped maker's mark on reverse.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dr. Thomas O. Mabbott
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group