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Slotted Sugar Strewer
  • Date 1853
  • Place of Origin Larvik, Norway
  • Creator Johan Fredrik Steenberg

This slotted spoon is a sugar strewer and would have been used to sift sugar onto fruit or dessert. It belonged to Ulrik Vilhelm and Elisabeth Koren, who emigrated from Larvik, Norway, to become the pastor and wife of Washington Prairie Church in rural Decorah, Iowa.

Inscription: E.K. Marks1853PRÖVE (designation of sterling on the west side of Oslo Fjord); JF Steenberg (maker’s mark of Johan Fredrik Steenberg)

The spoon was made by Johan Fredrik Steenberg, a master goldsmith in Larvik, Norway from 1850 to 1894.

  • Materials Silver
  • Dimensions length: 7 inches; width: 2.75 inches
  • Identifier / Source 1981.141.001 - Gift of Dr. and Mrs. David Wright Sr.