Souvenir spoon from the Louisiana Purchase Exposition

 
Souvenir spoon from the Louisiana Purchase Exposition
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  • Title :     Souvenir spoon from the Louisiana Purchase Exposition
  • Artist:     Unknown, Designer
  • Accession:     86.9.48
  • Country:     United States Saint Louis Missouri
  • Date:     1904
  • Dimensions:     Inches 5-1/8 1-1/8, Centimeters 13.0 2.9
  • Collection:     Object
  • Category:     Decorative Arts and Furniture
  • Collection Theme:     World's Fairs and Expositions
  • Subject:     World's Fairs and Expositions , Metal/Metal Design
  • Credit Line:     The Wolfsonian–Florida International University, Miami Beach, Florida, The Mitchell Wolfson, Jr. Collection
  • URL:     86.9.48.JPG
  • Tags:     World's Fairs and Expositions~Decorative Arts and Furniture
Description:
Silver and gold spoon with image of the Festival Hall and Cascade Gardens at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, St. Louis, Missouri; there are three gold coins framed in the handle which graduate in size, from 1 dollar to 1/4 dollar; the first two coins have a fleur-de-lis on the obverse (1/4 Louisiana Gold, 1/2 Louisiana Gold) while the third has a portrait (possibly a President).