CATALINA SOUVENIR SPOONS: E. L. DEACON JEWELRY CO., DENVER, CO

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E. L. Deacon maker's mark
E. L. Deacon maker's mark


CATALINA SOUVENIR SPOONS: E. L. DEACON JEWELRY CO., DENVER, CO
Eugene Deacon was a maker of souvenir spoons (1900-1912). Deacon spoons are marked: E.L.D. Sterling.

Manufacturer's bowl caption

  • AVALON, SANTA CATALINA ISL CAL


E. L. Deacon spoons

ABOVE: An E.L. Deacon (ELD) California and miner's themed spoon appears in two variants, one with an applied overlay on the handle depicting a group of seals, and the other with a miner (lower left). The reverse (lower right) depicts a prospector. The usual ELD California miner's theme handle is also shown compared to the handle with the applied seals. [Harry Merrick]

BELOW:

E. L. Deacon spoon with rare view of Avalon Bay from west to east



















not in SCIF archives
The bowl of this Deacon spoon has a gold washed Avalon scene engraving, likely dating to the first few years of the 20th Century. It is possible that both the overlay (seals) on the handle and the bowl engraving were undertaken by a Catalina jeweler, as similar bowl engravings have been found on spoons of various other manufacturers.
not in SCIF archives