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Collecting Spoons

Starting your Silver Spoon Collection There are so many different designs of spoons that it’s hard to know where to start with your collection. If done cleverly however, you could turn your hobby into a money maker. If you’re looking to take this up seriously you’ll be glad to hear that spoons have been produced …

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Coffee Bean Spoon History

The coffee bean was discovered in pre-1000 A.D Ethiopia. Since then, the ritual of coffee drinking has become a part of everyday life; a tradition, a treat, and a necessity for many in the modern day. The first coffee house was opened in Britain in 1651. Coffee had been introduced to Britain by the East …

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The Trefid Spoon

Annibale Carracci [Public domain]via Wikimedia Commons What is a Trefid (or Trifid) Spoon? In the 16th century, people typically had one spoon which was used at all mealtimes, being washed between uses. It was also deemed as a sign of class and status if the spoon was made from anything other than wood. It is …

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What is a Caddy Spoon?

The History of the Caddy Spoon Tea was introduced to Britain in the early Restoration period. It was shipped in wooden containers, packed around a variety of porcelain vessels. It wasn’t long before silversmiths imitated this shape in their crafting of tea caddies. Around the 1760s, fashion trends caused tea caddies to change, rather than …

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What is a Mote Spoon?

The mote spoon’s short life began in the late 17th century, with the London Gazette describing these elegant and charming spoons as: ‘long or strainer spoons with narrow pointy ends’. Intended to be used to strain tea, the general public did not take especially well to the mote spoon, and they only remained as part …

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Types of Spoons

When you say the word “spoon” what springs to mind? Spooning with that special someone, an accidental verbal slip with a spoonerism or something you eat your soup with? Sometimes the more traditional answer is the easiest answer to progress with, a spoon being an implement comprised of a shallow bowl connected to a handle. …