Rogers Sterling Silver Goblets Cups Set Of 5 Vintage 159 Grams No Reserve For Sale
HISTORY OF SOUVENIR SPOONS
Collecting souvenir spoons has been a popular hobby for many Americans since the late 1800s when this European fad swept the nation.Souvenir spoons grew out of the birth of leisure tourism in Europe around the mid 1800s. Wealthy Americans on a Grand Tour of Europe brought home these souvenirs marked with the names of cities and some of the famous landmarks they had seen.The first souvenir spoons produced in the United States were products of well-traveled silversmiths. The inaugural souvenir spoon was produced in 1889 by Galt & Bros of Washington D.C. It featured a profile of George Washington and was created to mark the 100th anniversary of his presidency. It was shortly followed by the Martha Washington spoon.
The interest in souvenir spoons suddenly exploded. At the end of 1890, there were only a handful patented or in production in America. Around half a year later, hundreds of souvenir spoon patterns were being produced to commemorate American cities and towns, famous people, historical events and significant events of the time.The 19th century was a time of immense growth in the United States' economy. It was the age of industrialization with the rapid acceleration of technology and the invention of mass production techniques. The production of souvenir spoons became more efficient and the volume of goods increased.But the mania was short-lived, by the advent of World War One the appetite for souvenir spoons had waned and by the end of the war it had almost disappeared.
Today it is once again a niche hobby. Embellished spoons at tourist attractions are a familiar sight and hundreds of spoons change hands at sales around the world
These goblets you are viewing. Set of 5 goblets or cups. They are stamped (ROGERS STERLING) Kept in very good condition.
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