Daughters of the American Revolution

(DAR)

Memorial Continental Hall

Handle listing the 13 colonies

This beautiful spoon is very heavy and an excellent example of the finest in souvenir spoon design
Manufactured by J.E. Caldwell


I have been trying to acquire this spoon for a long time, and I finally was able to make a trade.
The finial features a woman weaving and the woven material runs down the stem and into the bowl
Made by J. E. Caldwell and not marked sterling -- but it is

Anne Berry writes: " . I have one exactly like yours, except for the initial and National Number on the back. These spoons were presented to women whose fathers had fought in the American Revolution. The women were referred to as "Real Daughters". The spoons were first presented in 1895. According to a book written by Ann Arnold Hunter entitled "A Century of Service: The Story of the DAR", there were 757 of these spoons made."

Note: my spoon does NOT have a number on it. Apparently if they do not have a number on the back then they are a later restrike.

The quality of these two spoons rank them among the finest manufactured souvenir spoons ever made

The firm of J.E. Caldwell advertised that it was founded in 1839 (although this is questionable), but there is no doubt that it was one of the premier jeweler/ silversmiths in Philadelphia, Pa.

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