COLUMBIAN WORLDS FAIR SPOONS
LEIF ERICSON and THE VIKING
In 1887, a sculpture of Leif Ericson was placed at the junction
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.
800 silver spoon
Front and back views of the cast finial of Leif Ericson
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
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