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Souvenir spoon

Object Number: 
1945.397
Date: 
1898
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 7/8 x 1 1/4 x 1 in. ( 14.9 x 3.2 x 2.5 cm )
Marks: 
in relief: on inside of bowl: "U.S. BATTLESHIP / MAINE / DESTROYED FEB. 15 1898" in relief: on obverse of handle: "CAPTAIN / SIGSBEE" stamped: on reverse: "STANDARD"
Description: 
Silver souvenir spoon with view of the U.S. battleship "Maine" on inside of oval bowl; wavy handle with pointed tip decorated on obverse with profile bust of Captain Charles D. Sigsbee, an anchor, and a shield with stars and stripes.
Gallery Label: 
Charles Dwight Sigsbee was in command of the U.S. battleship "Maine" when she was destroyed by an explosion in Havana Harbor on February 15, 1898.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Robert C. Taylor
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group