Sterling Silver Eugene L. Whirling Log, Plowing, Cattle Raising, Cowboy Spoon. This is a really finally detailed souvenir sterling silver spoon by the master silversmith and craftsman Eugene L deacon. It has different scenes of industry on the back which you can see close up in the photos as well as a donkey in the bowl of the spoon talking about being part of the construction on the railroad. This states to the early 1900s probably around 1910 to 1915 and has a lot of wonderful age patina on it. As for the triple symbol at the top of the spoon it was an often used symbol of divinity and spirituality. In the southwest, it was a symbol of auspiciousness and good luck first used by Native Americans as the whirling log symbol and later used in many souvenirs and silver works, up until the 1930s. It fell out of popularity after that, for obvious reasons and because the US government requested that both Navajo artisans and other people using the symbol stop stamping it or carving it into any merchandise for sale. The Three scenes on the Back of handle – Bucking horse, cattle raising, plowing, mine & shaft. This is an amazing piece of history of turn of the century America and a wonderful piece of craftsmanship as well. A lot of detail on front and back of spoon. Weight – 16.4 grams. Those trading posts including famous ones like Bell trading post and Maisels commissioned Native American artists to make jewelry and other souvenir items out of silver copper and turquoise. These silver spoons are very popular amongst tourists and stationed army men to bring back home. The Eugene l deacon company was famous for their finely detailed collector spoons And this one is especially collectible because of the whirling lock symbol which both dates it and also is quite hard to find. The item “GREAT ANTIQUE STERLING SILVER WHIRLING LOG SWASTIKA SPOON C. 1910 Fine Detail” is in sale since Saturday, May 1, 2021. This item is in the category “Antiques\Silver\Sterling Silver (.925)\Souvenir Spoons”. The seller is “lovej43″ and is located in New York, New York. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay, Russian federation.
- Composition: Sterling Silver