Vintage Sterling Silver Souvenir Spoon - California or Colorado Gold Rush Design
Dating to the early 1900s may I offer this impressively cast silver souvenir spoon that might be from California or then again from Colorado. There are no "writings" on the spoon so the images could pertain to either state. To the front can be seen Stalks of Wheat, a gold or silver miner with pick in hand, a pan of gold, and then the tools of an old forty niner - another pan, a shovel and a pick. To the reverse of the spoon is a cowboy on horseback with a lasso in his hand, and a steam engine powered plow.
Condition: Being vintage, there are light marks of use, storage and time (as well as some dust particles showing in my pictures). The patina is wonderfully warm and I try to only lightly polish for photos, the main polish I leave to the new owner. There are no major defects like dings, dents or ugly blemishes that might spoil the beauty of the silver.
Metal Content: Sterling Silver
Hallmarks: STERLING to the front of the spoon - no other marks.
Size: Length on a straight line is 5-7/8"; width at the bowl is 1-3/16".
Weight: 29 grams
Final Comments: An impressive spoon no matter which state it is from.
NOTE: St. Louis is headquarters to one of the best consignors to my shop. They take in a lot of silver flatware and hollow ware as part trade for sale of their jewelry. Some of the pieces are wonderful and I want to save as many as I can from being scrapped so I will be offering as many silver items as possible. When I can, I will beat anyone’s price on RL. I want to turn over the silver inventory quickly so I can keep loading in more. St. Louis was a boom city in the 1800s and the silver inventory here is legendary. For those who know, the 1904 World’s Fair held one of the largest competitions in silver design – all the big maker names of the day competed and a lot of the winning pieces stayed in St. Louis after the Fair ended. So keep watching my listings, I never know what I am going to have week to week – all I know is it will be varied, fabulous and deserving of a good home.
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California Gold Rush 925 Silver Spoon