Souvenir spoon

Object Number: 
1949.234
Date: 
ca. 1900
Medium: 
Silver, gilding
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 1/4 x 1 1/8 x 7/8 in. ( 13.3 x 2.9 x 2.2 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: on inside of bowl: "Pau" in relief: on crown above shield on obverse of handle: "PAU"
Description: 
Silver souvenir spoon with engraved inscription, "Pau," on inside of gilded pointed oval bowl; oval handle with shield with gilded details applied to tip, the shield surmounted by a crown with inscription, "PAU," in relief.
Gallery Label: 
The city of Pau in southwestern France, said to be the birthplace of Henry IV, was a popular winter resort around 1900.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dr. Thomas O. Mabbott
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group