COLUMBIAN WORLDS FAIR SPOONS

LEIF ERICSON and THE VIKING

In 1887,  a sculpture of Leif Ericson was placed at the junction of
Commonwealth Ave and Charlesgate East in Boston, Ma.
To honor the symbolic bond between the USA and Scandinavia
as the first European discoverer of the North American continent.

leif ericson spoon
800 silver spoon

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Front and back views of the cast finial of Leif Ericson

Viking, a replica of the Gokstad spponViking, a replica of the Gokstad spoon

This is the Viking, a replica of the Gokstad (a viking ship believed to be similar to one used by Leif Ericson) as shown in a famous
1893 painting "Leif Eiriksson discovers America" by Christian Krohg.

This replica was sailed to Chicago as a Scandinavian gesture of good will as part of the pre exposition celebration.

The beautiful sterling  spoon is  by Peter Hertz of  Copenhagen, Denmark.




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