Statue of Liberty Spoons

Inscribed on the base of the Statue of Liberty is this emotion laden poem by Emma Lazarus.
In My Humble Opinion (IMHO) no finer poem has ever been penned.

Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,

With conquering limbs astride from

land to land;

Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates

shall stand

A mighty woman with a torch,

whose flame

Is the imprisoned lightning, and her


Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand

Glows world-wide welcome, her

mild eyes command

The air-bridged harbor that twin-cities


"keep, ancient lands, your storied

pomp!" cries she

With silent lips, "Give me your tired

your poor,

Your huddled masses yearning to

breathe free,

The wretched refuse of your teeming


Send these, the homeless, temptest-tost

to me;

I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

statue of liberty spoons

Examples of Statue of Liberty spoons (this display is not inclusive --there are a lot of other examples available)

thus was manhatten spoon

"Thus was Manhattan again left in primeval solitude
waiting for commerce to come and claim its own"

Many other versions of Statue of Liberty spoons exist. They range the gamut from beautiful full figurals thru very common silver plated examples.

statue of liberty spoons

The air-bridged harbor that twin-cities frame

embossed picture

Indian finial with embossed SOL

Hand engraved version of the Statue of Liberty in the gold washed bowl. The handle is number 133 from Wallace Silversmiths in their popular cutout and engraved flower design series

Statue of Liberty / New York commemorative spoon by Tiffany & Co.

This version of the Statue of Liberty by Shiebler is available in a tea and demi size (this is the tea size). She is holding aloft the bowl of the spoon instead of her torch. Some people really like the design of this spoon, and some abhor it. This spoon has a lightly embossed view of the Brooklyn Bridge in the bowl. The back of the bowl is engraved with somebody's initials in a very fancy script and the date 1/18/1902. I suspect that this spoon was originally purchased by an immigrant who had a profound memory of first seeing the great lady from an arriving ship. Most of the spoons of this type are not engraved in this manner.

statue of liberty quarter spoon

Statue of Liberty spoon with 1898 silver Barber quarter embedded in the bowl.
Unfortunately this quarter is well worn.

Stuyvesent spoon

Petrus (Peter) Stuyvesant served as the last Dutch Director-General of the colony of New Netherland from 1647 until it was ceded provisionally to the English in 1664

Notice his 'peg' leg (shot off by a cannonball at the island of Saint Marten)

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