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Souvenir spoon

Object Number: 
INV.14477
Date: 
1890-1910
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 x 3/4 x 1/2 in. ( 10.2 x 1.9 x 1.3 cm )
Marks: 
in relief: on inside of bowl: "JASPER" in relief: on obverse of handle: "SAVANNAH" stamped: on reverse of bowl: "[lion][anchor]G / STERLING" stamped: on reverse of handle: "THEUS BROS."
Description: 
silver souvenir spoon with monument with inscription "JASPER" below base in relief on inside of bowl; inscribed "SAVANNAH" in relief on obverse of handle; maker's mark on reverse.
Gallery Label: 
In the 1890s and early years of the twentieth century thousands of souvenir spoons were made by dozens of United States manufacturers. Gorham, the largest manufacturer of sterling flatwares in the U.S. at the turn of the century, dominated the souvenir spoon market almost from the beginning. (See Charles H. Carpenter, Jr., "Gorham Silver, 1831-1981," pp. 180-199.)
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group