Souvenir Spoon

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1890-1895

GUSN

GUSN-50999

Description

It has a shallow egg-shaped bowl on a tapering stem and a rounded handle. The terminus is cast with the head of Columbus, inscriptions and a decorative scroll. The handle stem has an inscription on a stippled ground.

Details

Descriptive Terms

spoons
silver (metal)
plate (material)
commemoratives
exhibitions (events)
world's fairs
Silver
Commemorative
World's Fair
Expositions
Exploration
SPOON, DEMITASSE

Inscription

Molded into the handle tip and stem is: 1492 COLUMBUS 1892/WORLDS FAIR . Incised into the back of the stem is a mark that reads: A.I COIN SILVER CO.

Associated Person

Columbus, Christopher

Associated Building

Associated With Columbian Exposition,

Associated Events

World's Columbian Exposition (1893)

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

4.5 (H) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Amelia W. Little

Accession Number

1986.612