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Rare Pilgrim John & Priscilla Alden Plymouth Sterling Silver Souvenir Spoon 5.5" For Sale
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DESCRIPTION: Offered here is an exquisite antique Sterling Silver souvenir spoon featuring a figural Relief of a Pilgrim at the front tip and the John & Priscilla Alden next to a spinning wheel and then a banner with the quote "Speak for yourself, John" In the bowl is Plymouth in relief. On the reverse is a coat of arms and Myles Standish. This spoon measures 5 1/2" in length. It is marked for Sterling with CB&H forCodding Bros. & Heilborn. A nice earlyPlymouth, MASS. silver spoon to add to any collection. Please view and enlarge photos to further aid in description. Truly a remarkable spoon to add to any collection. Spoons like this will never be reproduced or made again.Safely packed delivery in the US will be FREE. John Alden and Priscilla Mullins were passengers on the Mayflower.They were not married at the time and a teenage Priscilla was accompanied by her parents and brother on the voyage.John had valuable skills and worked on the Mayflower.Upon their arrival in the colonies, they had a harsh winter with much disease and Priscilla lost her family.Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote about Priscilla in The Courtship of Miles Standish.Captain Myles Standish was interested in marrying the teenager who was now an orphan.Standish was shy and asked his good friend John Alden to seek out Priscilla and find out how she felt.In doing so, she answered, “Why don’t you speak for yourself, John.”Thus began their own romance and marriage.John & Priscilla married in 1623.
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