American sterling silver souvenir spoon of San Francisco California, c.1900.
This glorious spoon has a beaded edge enamel bowl with a blue guilloche enamel background, a white enamel banner reading: San Francisco and an embossed shield shaped eagle topped cartouche with the Great Seal of California done in multicolored enamel.
The front of the handle has the San Francisco City hall, the US Mint. Lotta′s Fountain and the Manila Monument.
The back of the handle has A female warrior holding a spear ans shield, with a sheep, grapes and a sheaf of wheat at her feet and a plow behind her, with a ship sailing through the golden gate in the background.
A full figured 49′er holding a pick and a gold nugget stand over a bunch of grapes and under oranges.
This fabulous spoon is 6" long and weighs 32 grams or 1+ oz. Troy.
The soft, warm, original finish is present, with no buffing or machine polishing.
The excellent original condition and clear, crisp detail, with no monograms, removals, repairs or alterations, make this an especially attractive offering.