25 September 2001
[Roald Amundsen (1872-1928)]
Three Norwegian silver spoons, [1925-1928], commemorating various events from Amundsen's career as a polar explorer, each 13cm. long
1. Commemorating Amundsen's aeroplane flight to 87° 44' North. The handle cast with the Pole star, a portrait of Amundsen, a walrus head and the Norwegian flag, the circular bowl with a representation of two aircraft circling the North Pole (marked with a Norwegian flag) lettered around the interior rim of the bowl 'Polflyvningen./21 Mai-15 Juni 1925 87-43.2NB/Ellsworth. Feucht. Omdal. Riiser. Larsen. Dietrichson'
2. Commemorating Amundsen's trans-Arctic flight in the airship 'Norge'. The handle cast with the Northern lights, a triple-portrait of Amundsen, Ellsworth and Nobile, the shields of Norway, America and Italy, the circular bowl with a representation of the 'Norge' passing over the North Pole (marked with three flags) lettered around the interior rim of the bowl 'Luftskibfaerden fra Svalbard 11 Mai via Nordpolen til Teller Alaska 13 Mai 1926'
3. Commemorating the two-minutes silence observed in Norway on 14 December 1928 in remembrance of Amundsen who had disappeared during an aeroplane flight in the Arctic in June 1928 (14 December was chosen because it was the anniversary of his arrival at the South Pole). The handle cast with the Pole star and Northern lights, a portrait of Amundsen, lettered above 'Roald Amundsen' and below '14-12-28', a Latham 47 flying boat, the circular bowl lettered around the interior rim 'Sydpolen/1911/Nordpolen - 1928' (3)
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