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Silver-plated spoon.

Currency:USD Category:Antiques / Periods & Styles Start Price:45.00 USD Estimated At:60.00 - 90.00 USD
Silver-plated spoon.
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This item SOLD at 2009 Oct 16 @ 13:55UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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Silver-plated spoon. 18.7 grams, 5-1/2" long. The New York-bound Italian luxury liner Andrea Doria famously sank after a collision off the coast of Nantucket, Massachusetts in 1956, in effect closing the era of transatlantic travel by ship (planes being preferred ever since). Today the Doria is known as the "Mount Everest of scuba diving," for its depth of well over 150 feet requires mixed gas and staged decompression, not to mention the frigidity of the water and dangerous currents, and also falling rigging and fishermen's nets. The few artifacts available today from this wreck, like the spoon we offer here (simple and unadorned, still shiny and intact except for the core of the handle, which is corroded away), must be appreciated not only for the initial tragedy but also for the difficulty with which they were obtained. With 2005 certificate from the diver. Recovered from: Andrea Doria, sunk in 1956 off Massachusetts