FIGURAL PATRIOTIC / HISTORICAL STERLING SILVER SOUVENIR SPOONS, LOT OF 17, including an example having handle in the form of a Navy seaman/sailor raising a cutlass, surmounted by embossed bust-length portrait of Admiral Dewey within laurel wreath, with eagle to drop, embossed decoration to bowl depicting the U.S.S. Olympia, marked for Howard Sterling Co., a Towle Silversmiths "Orchid" pattern example with embossed decoration to bowl commemorating the Great Chicago Fire, depicting a phoenix rising between ruins and a rebuilt city, lettered "CHICAGO / 1871 / 1891", a demitasse example with figural handle in the form of the Washington Monument wrapped in wreaths of laurel and oak, with embossed decoration to bowl depicting the Capitol Building dome, a Grand Army of the Republic/G.A.R. example with handle having embossed G.A.R. medal, bridge scene, and lettered "CINCINNATI", with embossed decoration to bowl lettered "32nd NATIONAL ENCAMPMENT / 1898", and an example with full-figure handle in the form of a Union soldier, embossed battle scene decoration to bowl, lettered "GETTYSBURG, JULY, 1863", and marked for retailer E.A. Whitney. Together with eight non-silver figural souvenir spoons. Twenty-five (25) pieces total. Total sterling weight: 7.55 ozt. Third quarter 20th century. 3 3/4" to 5 3/4" L.
Excellent condition overall, expected minor wear, some with minor bending to handles/bowls.