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Gorham & Co. produced this replica of a silver spoon that was originally presented as a gift from the French to Jabez Bowen, deputy governor of Rhode Island and his family, during the American Revolution.

A souvenir spoon with a history lesson

A souvenir spoon with a history lesson

Q: I inherited this very heavy, large silver spoon from my grandmother. It has the inscription, “Rochambeau to Lt. Gov Jabez Bowen, Rhode Island 1780,” engraved on the back and a crest on the front of the handle. I don’t know where or how she would have acquired it. Any information will be helpful. A:

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