The incredibly blue waters of the Caribbean Sea are frequently traveled by huge modern cruise ships. These lush islands were not frequently visited during the main spoon collecting times of the 1890 - 1920's, but they get tens of thousands of visitors at this time. Most of the spoons available from these islands are of recent production and consequently many are silver plated.
St. Thomas is an American protectorate and is a stop
on almost every cruise
ship itinerary. It is primarily an island for tourists to buy jewelry
liquor (no taxes). In the past it had some pirate associations (Blue
both of these spoons are sterling silver
Haiti is an extremely poor country in the Caribbean (silverplated)
Grand Cayman Islands (major turtle breeding ground)
spoon is unmarked--probably silver plated
This is an older sterling spoon from Trinidad and is done in the style of the "state spoons" with lots of little pictures on both the front and back (plain bowl). Older spoons from this area are rather rare.
Dutch silver spoon of a
Woman carrying a basket on her head from St. Maarten
The bowl has a picture of sailing ships
The same spoon, but from the Island of Curacao. Marked with a Dutch export mark and "sterling"
This nice sterling enameled spoon from Jamaica was actually made in Canada by the BM co. This company made a number of variations of spoons for islands in the West Indies including Jamaica and the Bahamas.