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GERMANIC: 1875 - Sterling silver portrait spoon

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White Star Line:  A 5” long souvenir spoon made of Sterling silver showing the GERMANIC. 

The workmanship is exquisite.  The handle is in the shape of an oar with an anchor on the end.  A delicate silver line twists down the shaft.  A raised portrait in the bowl shows the GERMANIC sailing almost directly at the viewer with her bow cutting through the seas.  Visible are masts, rigging, anchor, portholes, and smoke pouring from the funnels.  “S.S. GERMANIC” is etched along one side of the bowl.  Etched on back of the handle is “Wm. Barthman, Sterling, New York”.  Barthman is a long-time New York jeweler founded in 1888.  Below the name is stamped “924” meaning that the silver if 92.4% pure.  This is no cheapie souvenir.  Even in its day a piece of this high quality would have been aimed at wealthier First Class passengers.  

Although the GERMANIC entered service more than a decade before Barthman’s was founded, the spoon might have been crafted circa 1895 when GERMANIC was reengined and modernized.  In that year she was the first liner to embark passengers at Liverpool’s new floating landing stage.  After being transferred out of the White Star fleet in 1903, the ship went on to serve many masters, not reaching the breakers until 1950 at the positively ancient age of seventy-five.   

Excellent condition.

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