Another wonderful old sterling souvenir spoon with wonderful detail and deeply embossed.This one depicting ," The Old Stone Mill " located in Touro Park, Newport Rhode Island.Theory and carbon testing date this old stone tower to around 1635 - 1698 and is believed to have been built by Norsemen.It is one of the oldest man made structures in the United States.The spoons finial displays a slanted anchor with HOPE on the front and the letter "R" in script on the back.The bowl shows a deeply embossed and pebbled detailing of The Old Stone Mill or New Port Tower.The back of the spoons handle has the marking of H.A. Heath & Co of Newport RI,which were jewelers in business from 1850 until 1895.Before this mark there is also a 1853 Gorham sterling mark with the lion facing right,an anchor and a fancy capital letter G in Old English.This verifies that the spoon was made by Gorham for H.A. Heath & Co. and was then sold by them. It measures 5" long with the bowl measuring 1 3/4" x 1".
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