This moderately rare sterling art deco nude has extremely long hair which merges into the deco television tower symbol for the fair. The bowl features a view of the Golden Gate bridge and the back is marked as the "official souvenir spoon".
Can you even imagine an official souvenir with a symbol like this in today's world?
NOTE: This spoon is much more common in silver plate (for a lot less money). If it doesn't say 'sterling', it is silver plated.
The Theme of this Fair was "Pageant of the Pacific" primarily showcasing the goods of nations bordering the Pacific Ocean.
"Ocean Breeze" also "Sea Breeze", a cast stone sculpture by Jacques Schnier was one of the highlights of the 20 statues representing the 'unity' theme of the fair in the sculpture garden.
This beautiful engraved 'arts and crafts' hand made spoon in the Art Deco style, features this gorgeously painted spoon bowl.
Jacques Schnier was a well known long time professor of art and architecture at the University of California at Berkeley.
His work was widely exhibited in various museums and exhibitions and given critical artistic recognition.
My friend, Ken Stein, an expert on this fair, has found more information about this statue in a recently published book. See the photos below
I found this picture of "Ocean Breeze" on the web.
Court of the Pacifica
One of the features of the fair was the Court of the Pacifica featuring sculptures by various artists.
Below is "Pacifica, Goddess of the Pacific Ocean"
The theme was physically symbolized by "The Tower of the Sun" and a giant, 80-foot statue of Pacifica, goddess of the Pacific ocean.
Common souvenirs of the fair.
Ken Stein has provided us with further details of the statue of Ocean Breeze (Sea Breeze)
"Depression-Era Sculpture of the Bay Area" by Nicholas A. Veronico and Betty S. Veronico