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Souvenir spoon

Object Number: 
1977.61
Date: 
ca. 1895
Medium: 
Silver, enamel
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 7/8 x 1 1/4 x 7/8 in. ( 14.9 x 3.2 x 2.2 cm )
Marks: 
in relief: on reverse: "[lion][anchor]G PAT. 95 STERLING"
Description: 
Souvenir silver spoon with image of the Statue of Liberty in blue and white enamel on inside of oval bowl; windmill blades(?) in blue and white enamel at end of handle; pseudo-hallmark 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.)
Credit Line: 
Gift of Robert G. Goelet
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group