Captain George Vancouver was born in Norfolk, England on June 22 in 1757. (I’m a day late!)
Captain Vancouver is most famous for exploring and charting the Pacific Northwest coastline from 1791 to 1795. He leaves behind two cities that bear his name, one in southwest Washington State and the other in British Columbia, Canada (where they also named an island after him).
This spoon is from the Canadian city of Vancouver and was in a collection my friend Kim gave me. I’ve seen the exact same design of spoon for at least three other places (Santa Fe, New Mexico, and the states of Nevada and Arizona). I’m no art doctor, but I’m pretty sure it’s not representative of any artwork from the Northwest Coast tribes.