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Scarce Sterling Figural Souvenir Spoon " Rip Van Winkle "Scarce Sterling Figural Souvenir Spoon " Rip Van Winkle "Scarce Sterling Figural Souvenir Spoon " Rip Van Winkle "Scarce Sterling Figural Souvenir Spoon " Rip Van Winkle "

This is a Scarce Sterling Figural Souvenir Spoon of " Rip Van Winkle ". This is a Fun Spoon that celebrates an Old American Fable. This spoon measures 5 7/8" and has the name "George " in script writing in the bowl of the spoon. It is marked with the early Hallmark of Durgin sterling Pat'd Mar.31.91. This spoon is in excellent condition. The story of Rip Van Winkle is set in the years before and after the American Revolutionary War. Rip Van Winkle, a villager of Dutch descent, lives in a nice village at the foot of New York's Catskill Mountains. An amiable man whose home and farm suffer from his lazy neglect, he is loved by all but his wife. One autumn day he escapes his nagging wife by wandering up the mountains. After encountering strangely dressed men, rumored to be the ghosts of Henry Hudson's crew, who are playing nine-pins, and after drinking some of their liquor, he settles down under a shady tree and falls asleep. He wakes up twenty years later and returns to his village. He finds out that his wife has died and his close friends have died in a war or gone somewhere else. He immediately gets into trouble when he hails himself a loyal subject of King George III, not knowing that in the meantime the American Revolution has taken place. An old local recognizes him, however, and Rip's now grown daughter puts him up. As Rip resumes his habit of idleness in the village, and his tale is solemnly believed by the old Dutch settlers, certain hen-pecked husbands especially wish they shared Rip's luck.

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Scarce Sterling Figural Souvenir Spoon " Rip Van Winkle "

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Kathy & Jim Hill
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