COLUMBIAN WORLDS FAIR SPOONS
At the invitation of the President, the US east coast became the scene
of the greatest naval pageant
in the history of the world. Nations from around the world participated
sent their warships and commercial vessels to Hampton Roads, Va. in
April of 1893.
The ships then sailed to New York harbor. They manouvered around,
paraded and saluted each other for several days, until they
finally dispersed leaving only the memories of this historic naval
This very pretty sterling spoon commemorates this historic event.
This is the only spoon for this event which I have ever seen. (if you
have others, let me know)
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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