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1891 Sterling Silver Civil War / Confederate Flag Figural Handle Souvenir Spoon For Sale
Fantastic and very rare, April, 1891, Sterling Silver, Civil War / Confederate Flag / Robert E. Lee Monument / New Orleans, Louisiana Figural Handle Souvenir Spoon. This is a large and VERY early American Souvenir Spoon that carries a patent date just three months after the Salem Witch Spoon (widely acclaimed as being the first American Souvenir Spoon and the Spoon that launched the "souvenir spoon craze") was patented by Seth Low.
This Beautiful, New Orleans, Louisiana Souvenir Spoon measures approx. 6" long. The handle is cast in the form of the Robert E. Lee Monument at New Orleans, Louisiana with the base of the Monument forming the heel of the bowl, the shaft of the handle being a double sided representation of the tall "Washington Monument" like structure that rises from the base and with the statue of General Lee at the top if the handle. Behind the statue there are 2 American Flags and two Confederate Flags - the "Stars and Bars" (the first CSA Flag) and the "Stainless Banner" (the second CSA Flag). The bowl of the Spoon features an image similar to the Coat-of-Arms of the State of Louisiana with a pelican and her chicks atop a bale of cotton. Below this image is a crescent moon with text that reads "New Orleans " and below the crescent there is an alligator. The back of the spoon is marked "Sterling" and carries the following text "A. M. Hill / Pat. April 25, '91".
This very rare and very beautiful, Sterling Silver Civil War Monument, Figural Handle Souvenir Spoon is in excellent condition - crisp and beautiful - strongly cast with no significant wear even to the highest spots. We have not cleaned the spoon but offer it here in "as found" condition with light age patina (the spoon will certainly shine up beautifully if the buyer wishes to do so).
A very beautiful and quite heavy American “Southern States” / New Orleans, Louisiana / “Confederate Flag” / Robert E. Lee / Civil War Monument Figural Handle, Sterling Silver Souvenir Spoon and a fantastic addition to any collection!!!
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1891 Sterling Silver Civil War / Confederate Flag Figural Handle Souvenir Spoon: $70