This extremely rare sterling silver collectible salt spoon was made in 1894. The bowl of the spoon features an etched image of the Morman Tabernacle, with small trees lining a pathway in front. The tiny trees look newly planted and serve to date the design. The words, "Mormon Tabernacle" and "Salt Lake" are written at the top. After an exhaustive internet search, we have been unable to find an identical spoon or even the same image.
This spoon is made in Whiting’s beautiful Empire pattern, with a scalloped deisng at the base and top. Two small flowers adorn the end. The back of the spoon handle matches the front, showing the quality of workmanship and attention to detail on this unique spoon. Made by Whiting Manufacturing, it features their hallmark with a W next to a Griffin.
It has been stored in anti-tarnish cloth and sealed inside a safe for the last half century. The polish you see is how it looked coming out of the safe. There is a light patina overall. If you prefer, we are happy to polish this to a bright shine before shipping. Please let us know at checkout.
The excellent condition of this spoon with no repairs makes this a wonderful addition to your collection! Monogrammed L.W., this belonged to Leonie Wurlitzer of the Wurlitzer music family. Leonie took a spring trip in May of 1896, traveling throughout Montana, Wyoming, Utah and Colorado. This spoon is part of a larger collection from that trip.
This is a consignment item. We are happy to take any reasonble offer to the owner.
Measure 3 7/8" long by .75" wide
Weighs 8 grams
The back is stamped, "W STERLING, PAT OCT 94". The top back section is engraved with the month and year of purchase, May 96
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