J.H.Johnston Souvenir Spoons, c.1882

J.H.Johnston & Co. was a high end silversmiths and jewelry firm, located at 17, Union Square, New York.

Started in 1844, the company specialized in highly decorative silverware and novelties, including a line of souvenir spoons commemorating notable New York figures.

The coffee spoons included Rip Van Winkle, Peter Stuyvesant, and a rendering of the Headless Horseman based on Darley’s illustrations.

The handle of the spoon was featured a likeness of Ichabod Crane. J.H.Johnston sadly went out of business in 1910.