The 5 3/4 inch sterling silver spoon features Blennerhassett Mansion on Blennerhassett Island, in the Ohio River, near Parkersburg, West Virginia. The original 1798 house burned in 1810 and was not reconstructed since the 1970s. Since the spoon was made before those dates, the image was probably taken from old drawings of the house. The reconstructed house is a little more elaborate than the image engraved in the bowl of the spoon.
The spoon is marked 'Towle Pt. 1892' indicating the trademark for the pattern design, Old English, and has the Towle stylized trademark. It is also marked 'Sterling 925/1000'. The bowl is lightly gilt on both sides, engraved with an image of the mansion. It bears the hand engraved inscriptions 'Blennerhassett's Mansion' and 'Parkersburg, W.Va'. The cartouche on the back of the spoon is hand engraved 'McC 1900'. 23.4 grams.