AMUNDSEN (ROALD) Three Norwegian silver spoons, commemorating various events from Amundsen's career as a polar explorer, including his arrival at the South Pole, various sizes
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AMUNDSEN (ROALD) Three Norwegian silver spoons, commemorating various events from Amundsen's career as a polar explorer, including his arrival at the South Pole, various sizes
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AMUNDSEN (ROALD)
Three Norwegian silver spoons, commemorating various events from Amundsen's career as a polar explorer, including his arrival at the South Pole, various sizes, [c.1925-1928] (3)

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  • Spoon commemorating Amundsen's arrival at the South Pole in 1911, and his navigation of the Northwest Passage in 1905, the handle cast with a portrait of Amundsen, the bowl showing a profile of "Fram", the route to the South Pole (lettered "Roald Amundsen - 14.12.1911") and map of the Northwest Passage (lettered "Nordvest-pasagen 1905"),1905", length 138mm.

    Spoon commemorating Amundsen's flight to 87 44' North, the handle with a portrait of Amundsen above his name and a walrus head, the Norwegian flag above the bowl showing two aeroplanes above the North Pole, lettered "Polflyvningen, -Mai-1925", length 130mm.

    Spoon issued to commemorate Amundsen's most celebrated achievements, the handle Amundsen's name above a portrait, the date 14/12/28 (17th anniversary of his reaching the South Pole), and an aeroplane, the bowl lettered "Sydpolen 1911. Nordpolen 1926", length 130mm..

    Provenance: Christie's, 25 September 2002, lot 381; Martin L. Greene (Seattle).
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