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dragonflywink

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iconnumber posted 01-24-2018 03:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dragonflywink     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
While admiring the beautiful work on some European enamel souvenir spoons, most aren't of great interest to me unless they fall into my particular collecting groups. However, there are some exceptions, like my German-made enamel Egyptian souvenir with a little mummy inside a hinged sarcophagus, and have wanted an 'Iron Maiden' spoon, with hinged doors revealing inner spikes, for some time - so recently picked up a small lot of late 19th-early 20th century spoons that included a Nuremberg (Nürnberg) Iron Maiden spoon with a nicely enameled bowl showing the Schöner Brunnen, a Gothic fountain in the market square. Also included was another piece on my wish list, a German-made Pompeii 'vase' spoon, with a figural enameled vase as the finial, and the bowl showing a segment of the putti frieze at the Casa dei Vettii; and a Venetian spoon with the Lion of St. Mark in the bowl, with tiny gold-foil stars scattered under the enamel. There was also an Italian made spoon with topped with the crowned gryphon segreant of Purugia, the bust of a harpy above the bowl showing the Fontana Maggiore, the 13th century fountain in the city's main square.

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Scott Martin
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iconnumber posted 01-24-2018 05:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
In the 'wild', I don't think I would have noticed. Sharing your focus..... WOW!... these are great.
Thanks for sharing.

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agleopar

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iconnumber posted 01-24-2018 07:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for agleopar     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Oh man!, or oh woman that iron Maiden spoon is just too much! I love that that would qualify as souvenir spoon not as the door prize at the annual S+M awards dinner, those Germans, got to love em!
Thank you for sharing.

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June Martin
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iconnumber posted 01-24-2018 08:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for June Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Those are very cool!

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