The top of the spoon has a building and a shield with birds in the shield, Fort Pitt 1764, and an oil derrick.
The bowl of the spoon is the Pittsburg, Pennsylvania Post Office building.
ON the back of the spoon there is the court house, another view of the post office, and Pittsburg.
This spoon was made by Fessenden & Company
I have two (2) of these spoons for sale @ $49.95 each.
ON the back it says "both can't survive, house where the first American Flag was made . This spoon was made by Watson Silver Co. between 1879-1905.
The vintage and antique items I offer have had a long and historical life and can show age, or character, depending on your point of view. Unless items are described as mint, please expect age appropriate wear.
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FINE PRINT, SIZE WEIGHT & PICTURES
I can only ship to the address you have on file with PayPal. All item are sold “as is” condition. Metal may need polishing or cleaning, watches may need to be cleaned. All measurements are approximate. I am not a gemologist, therefore I cannot determine if gemstones are synthetic, lab created or natural. All of my pictures are considered an integral part of the description.
I am a reputable and conscientious seller. I am not an expert in any particular field. I do own a considerable number of books on quite a few subjects. Educate me! I appreciate all the wisdom that can be imparted to me, better reference tools, etc.
There are no chips, cracks, or repairs to this item. This item is in Excellent condition with the usual straw marks.
Much of the paint design is worn off.
These bottles have sold in the past for upwards of $325.00 for clear ones.
Weeping bottles are occasionally seen in the hands of Grecian-dressed mourners on monuments in New England cemetaries, particularly that of Green-Wood in New York, where a life size mourner is depicted holding such a bottle up to her eye to save her tears. The concept is based on a verse from Psalm 56:8, where David returns from losing a battle and cries out to God. Hast Thou not saved by tears in Thy bottle? The idea of God saving mourners' tears of grief appealed to Victorian religious beliefs, and thus women would hold these receptacles up to their eyes, saving their tears, and keeping the container on their dressing table. Some traditional accounts hold that the weeping bottles would then be emptied over the grave on the first anniversary of their death.
Due to the polularity of the tortoise figurines, Wade decided to introduce an ashtray, or ashbowl, utilizing the figurines as decoration to add interest to the bowls. The bowl is in the Scintillite finish.
I have three (3) of these tablespoons for sale @ 79.95 each