This is a 4 & 1/8" Demitasse Sterling Souvenir Spoon of the "New York Skyline" Demitasse and is in excellent condition. It is clearly marked Sterling and has the Paye & Baker Trademark. The Detail on this Spoon is really Great. The Bowl has a rendering scene of the Brooklyn Bridge and the handle has a Skyline Scene of New York from the North River. Here's you chance to actually buy and own the Brooklyn Bridge!
The Brooklyn Bridge:
Arguably the most influential bridge in American history, the Brooklyn Bridge remains one of New York City’s most celebrated architectural wonders. Designed by the brilliant engineer John Augustus Roebling (1806-1869) and completed by his equally ingenious son Washington Roebling (1837-1926), this elegant structure was, at the time of its completion in 1883, the longest suspension bridge in the world. Anchored across the lower East River by two neo-Gothic towers and a delicate lacework of steel-wire cables, the soaring lines of the Brooklyn Bridge have inspired countless architects, engineers, painters and poets to pursue their own expressions of creative excellence, among them Frank Lloyd Wright, Hart Crane, Walt Whitman, Georgia O' Keefe, Joseph Stella, John Marin and Lewis Mumford.
McCullough, David G. The Great Bridge (New York, Simon and Schuster, 1972)
Steinman, David The Builders of the Bridge: The Story of John Roebling and His Son (New York, Harcourt Brace, 1945)
Brooklyn Bridge Bytes:
Construction Commenced - January 3, 1870
Opened to traffic - May 24, 1883
Total length - 6016 feet
Length of Main Span - 1595.5 feet
Length of each of the four cables - 3578.5 feet
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