Jamestown was the first English
Settlement in North America.
It was established by the Virginia Company of London in 1607.
Jamestown was the capital of the Virginia colony for 83 years,
from 1616 until 1699.
The left sterling spoon depicts the "landing at Jamestown 1607"
bowl with a scene of people cutting logs and building a settlement
I suspect the handle is representing Captain John Smith who was the
most famous leader of the settlement.
Spoon marked 'official' and 'patent applied for' with no manufacturer.
This spoon may have had something to do with the Jamestown Exposition
The Right sterling spoon depicts the 'old church' at Jamestown, Va. in
the bowl. I
suspect that this handle represents Sir Walter Raleigh.
There is also a pig shown below the figure. Raleigh sent pigs to the
Jamestown area in 1607.
Spoon marked 'patent applied for' but no manufacturer mark shown
Raleigh was granted a royal patent to explore Virginia, which helped
future English settlers, but he never actually visited the Virginia area
The handle design on this sterling spoon is the same as the one
on the left in the previous picture
but it is longer and larger.
The bowl shows a detailed scene of an indian war party armed with
tomahawks with a white man dressed like a settler
lying on the ground.
I believe this is suppose to represent the story of Pocohontas saving
the life of John Smith.
Although it does not say Jamestown, the back says "patent applied for"
and it is obviously by the same maker as the other spoons.
I also want to thank Andrew K. for helping me decipher the meaning
behind these spoons.
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