This is an Enameled Sterling Souvenir Spoon of the "Natatorium in Boise Idaho". A natatorium is, strictly speaking, a structurally separate building containing a swimming pool. In Latin, a cella natatoria was a swimming pool in its own building, although it is sometimes also used to refer to any indoor pool even if not housed in a dedicated building (e.g., a pool in a school or a fitness club). It will usually also house locker rooms, and perhaps allied activities, such as a diving tank or facilities for water polo. Many colleges, universities and high schools have natatoria. It measures 5 &3/8" in length. The Handle is Enameled in beautiful pastel colors going from light pale blue to white to pale light green. It is decorated with an Enameled Purple Violet Flower with Green Leaves in the center part. It is marked "Sterling and has the Paye & Baker Trademark" on the back of the handle. The Bowl has great embossed detailing and is engraved with a gold wash of the "Natatorium / Boise Idaho". It is quite a lovely spoon and is a Souvenir Spoon of a Historical Landmark in Boise, Idaho from a long time ago, from around the1890's-1900's. This Spoon is in wonderful condition with no damage on the Enameling part or on rest of the Spoon.
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