Commemorative teaspoon, Federation of Australia, silver / enamel, made in Birmingham, England, c. 1901
Souvenir teaspoon, commemorating the federation of Australia. Plain bowl with simple acanthus scroll at base of stem which is in the form of a three lobed column. Wider at the top than at the base. Column is surmounted by an acanthus scroll identical to base, which supports a crest consisting of a royal blue enamelled "ribbon" with the words 'Advance Australia'. A quartered shield with white enamelled field on which are a sailing ship, a wheat sheaf, crossed pick-axe and shovel, and a sheep. The shield is divided by an enamelled orange/red cross with five stars on it. The shield is surmounted by a 'rising sun' with radiating streamers, with eyes and nose being depicted on the sun.
insc. medallion verso. "A1634"
stamp verso. medallion, [lion], "Z"
stamped stem verso. "J.F.", [lion], "Z", [Anchor]
insc. along stem "3311639"
marked on bowl verso. [lion], "Z"