The earliest found silver British spoon dates to the Anglo-Saxon period (499-1060) and resides in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.From the 1500's, single silver spoons were often given at birth to the wealthy as a lifetime utensil.However, during the Greek and Roman empires, spoons made of bronze and silver were commonplace among the wealthy.
Unlike knives and forks, that for the most part needed to be fashioned, natural spoons could be utilized by employing such things as seashells or conveniently shaped stones.Sure, the earliest known instances of these didn’t have handles yet, but from these humble beginnings, the spoon was born.These were carried about on the person when traveling - through a slit in the hat, or perhaps in a "cutlery pouch" suspended from the waist - a practice common even into the early 18th century.If one forgot his/her utensils, the "house spoon" of wood of pewter might be supplied by the inn or host.piece may be marked On Hold, Layaway, or Sold to designate its lack of availability. of Philadelphia PA and struck with their "lion/S/shield/star" manufacturing trademarks used on their sterling products c.1855-1865. 6 Antique American Silver Dessert Forks in the 'Olive' pattern; marked by Bailey & Co. 5 Antique American Silver Dessert Forks in the double struck 'Fiddle Thread' pattern; four marked by Abram Henry Dewitt of Columbus GA working 1847-1860, the fifth marked by Thomas T. 12 Antique American Silver Medium Forks in a variant of the 'Oval Antique' pattern; marked "COIN" and with the retailer's mark of Dexter & Haskins of New Bedford MA, c.1860-1870. Antique American Silver Dessert Spoon in the 'Olive' pattern (1846); this is the early design patent No. This pattern was later manufactured by the Whiting Mfg.
Please use the inventory number during correspondence to help us identify a particular item. 8 Antique American Silver Dessert Knives with solid tapering rectangular handles in a 'Chased Thread' pattern ending in a plasin blunt blade; marked by Andrew E. of Philadelphia PA and struck with their "lion/S/shield/star" manufacturing trademarks used on their sterling products c.1855-1865. Wilmot of Savannah GA working 1843-1850 with a branch in Columbus GA c.1844. 59 manufactured by Michael Gibney of New York NY and retailed by William G.
Spoons Spoons are one of the oldest eating utensils on the planet.
This isn’t particularly surprising if one considers that nearly as long as humans have needed food, they’ve required something to scoop it up with.
Made from materials such as ivory, wood, flint and slate, these spoons were covered in ornate decorations and hieroglyphics.
When it came to actually consuming food, the most common material at the time for spoons was wood due to its availability and low cost.
Even early Georgian Hanoverian sets are quite rare.