All spoons are sterling
1. Enamel fantasy image of Lady Liberty holding a sword in her left
hand while the right hand is raised and grasping a laurel wreath
The wording on the banner is Cuba Libre and E. Pluribus Unum
(was this a plan to annex Cuba?)
Manufactured by Gorham and patented 1898 with an 'H" and "12"
2. Admiral Dewey portrait at the top and embossed picture of 7
ships labeled US Asiatic Squadron.
Demi sized spoon manufactured by Alvin
3. Heavy spoon manufactured by Tiffany& Co. picturing Admiral Dewey
at the finial
Dated May 1st, 1898 above the word "Manila", the handle features stars
intertwined with a branch to just above the bowl where there is an
and just below the anchor are two dolphins.
The dolphins are to symbolize his first command, the USS Dolphin, which
was one of the first ships of the original white squadron.
The USS Dolphin (technically a dispatch boat) was often used as
the Presidential yacht.
note the minor enamel damage which does reduce the value of the spoon
The fleet responsible for the victory in Manila
The Tiffany spoon carries the front design to the back. the wording
indicates that Dewey was born in Vermont in 1837 (Montpelier)
and the top is engraved with the name 'Annie 1899' just above the bow
which indicates it was a present for her.
(probably a wife or girlfriend of one of the officers)
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