This old sterling spoon features all the elements of early days in Colusa, California. At the top of the handle is a grizzly bear, the official animal of the state. Just below the bear is a prospecting pan with nuggets and peeking from the edge of the pan are a pick and shovel all elements that reflect on the rich gold and silver mining of the area. The handle has vines with grape clusters representing the wine production in Northern California and the lower portion of the handle has poppies, the state’s official flower. A very thin silver rope is attached at the top and entwines the length of the handle tying everything together. Etched in the bowl is; Colusa Cal. The back of the handle is marked Sterling and hiding behind the twisted rope there appears to be a triangle. I think the triangle probably has the fleur-de-lis for the Joseph Mayer Brothers silversmiths of Seattle Washington. I believe this spoon is from the early 1900’s.
It measures about 5 9/16” long and is in very nice condition with minimal wear.
The pictures are not shown at actual size. Please refer to the description for actual measurements.
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