This is an 1892 World's Columbian Exposition Silverplated Souvenir Spoon. We have had many many spoons from the Columbian Expo and we have only seen this spoon once. So we feel it is a rather scare souvenir spoon from this Expo. It measures 5 3/4" long and is in great condition with no wear. The bowl has the words "World's Columbian Exposition " and "Taking possession of the New World" with a scene of Christopher Columbus, his Ship Mates along with some American Indians. At the top of the handle is a medallion portrait of Christopher Columbus and a scene of the Ships and Harbor, Columbus being blessed for a safe landing to their designation to the New World. It has the words " Columbus departure for the New World". It has the date "1893" and "Chicago" in a triangle. On the back of the spoon it is marked Rogers (with Anchors on either side) XII and on the back of the handle is a full length wonderful scene of "The Mines and Mining" from the Expo.
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