According to a 1893 article in The Jewelers Circular,George E.Homer had to move from the store he opened in 1875 to a larger one at 45 Winter St. in Boston.George was proud to boast that he carried the largest line of silver and plated souvenir spoons in the entire city.The Beauty,historical significance and story of these spoons always intrigued me.Like for example the design and decision of the silversmiths marks was an art form of it's own and taken very seriously.This large spoon designed for his home town is completely cover in art except for the back of the bowl.The front of the handle displays the State House,a Washington Elm ( incredible intricate work),the Old South Church,The Hub:Boston, Bunker Hill at 221 Feet.While the back of the handle shows the Old State House,a full figured Minute Man,a pot of Baked Beans,a Cod Fish along with Sterling and the makers mark.The main attraction though is the Bowl with Paul Revere on horse in the front and the Old South church in the background.Measures 6" long with the bowl measuring 2" x 1 1/2".
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