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The sterling spoon is a tribute to a woman graduate of Illinois Woman’s College of Jacksonville, ILL and dates to the turn of the early twentieth century. The spoon is 5 1/8” long and in excellent estate condition and retains most of the gold wash in the bowl. The spoon bowl has the original college campus etched into it. The maker of the spoon SSMC Saart Brothers is known for quality souvenir spoons for that period.
Founded in 1846 as the Illinois Conference Female Academy in 1846. It is one of the oldest institutions of higher education originally for women in the United States. In 1851 it was renamed the Illinois Conference Female College. In 1863 the school was renamed Illinois Woman’s College. In 1930 the Name was changed to MacMurray College for Woman.
White Water Antiques hopes you find this piece and other sterling and silver plate items of interest.