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Vintage Silverplate FIGURAL DUTCH WINDMILL Collectible Souvenir Spoon HOLAND
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Vintage silverplate figural Dutch windmill collectible souvenir spoon from Holland.  (c. 1960's)  Excellent condition with no damage or silverplate wear or loss to note.

The Netherlands is so closely associated with windmills, that it's often the first fact people recall about the country.  The Dutch built windmills for many centuries (and to some extent, the windmills built the country itself, since without them much of the land drainage could not have occurred). In that time the mills were developed for corn milling, land drainage, saw milling, and in fact all manner of industrial purposes.

Despite this widespread use, Dutch mills are in may ways quite primitive - using canvas sails, and turned to wind by hand (as distinct from the automated mechanisms that were developed for English windmills, including the fantail, and shuttered sails).  There are a very pleasing number of remaining windmills in the Netherlands - the number is about 1150 and rising, in that the Dutch only count complete workable mills, and in the past 10 years especially many extensive rebuilds have occurred to add to this number.
http://www.windmillworld.com/europe/netherlands.htm

This vintage silverplate figural windmill collectible souvenir spoon measures 4-3/4" in length, weighs .4 ounces and is touchmarked on the back of the spoon handle with MADE IN HOLLAND.

A2393 - Vintage Silverplate FIGURAL DUTCH WINDMILL Collectible Souvenir Spoon HOLLAND
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