Overall: 4 3/8 x 7/8 x 5/8 in. ( 11.1 x 2.2 x 1.6 cm )
engraved: on inside of bowl: "Meet me / at the / Fountain" stamped: on reverse: "1847 ROGERS BROS A1" followed by circular impression with illegible inscription
Silver souvenir spoon with engraved inscription, "Meet me at the Fountain," on inside of pointed oval bowl; upturned spatulate handle with embossed scrolling leaf design with beading on obverse.
The International Silver Co. was incorporated by a number of independent New England silversmiths in 1898, after which date the company continued to use the marks of its predecessors. The International Silver Co. mark itself was not used on flatware until after 1928 (see Dorothy T. Rainwater, "Enyclopedia of American Silver Manufacturers," p. 77).
Gift of Henry F. von Drehle
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