EMBEDDED COIN SPOONS
These are among my favorite coin bowl spoons. In these cases the
silversmith took the coin and embedded it in the silver metal of the
This is a rather difficult job and requires a much higher level of
expertise than does simply soldering a coin onto a piece of metal.
In the above picture - -the four coins at a right slant are from
England. I believe that this embedded style developed in England and
was supposed to show that the silver item was of good purity.
Larger pieces were also made in this style and there are a few
instances of gold coins being embedded, but I have never seen an
English spoon with a gold coin. (which doesn't mean they don't
exist. Note: I have seen American gold coin spoons).
This is a three (3) pence undated British coin embedded in a strainer
spoon. Note the nice chasing and repousse work around the edge. Using
the hallmarks I am dating this spoon to 1804 with a maker mark of "TD".
These two spoons look very similar. Both have undated two pence coins
and are surrounded by nice chasing and repousse work.
The left spoon bears the Bateman firm hallmark for 1799. The right
spoon is dated 1807 and bears a maker mark I haven't identified.
This English three pence coin bears the date of 1891 and features Queen
Victoria. The hallmark is also for 1891.
Brazil Pie Server
This Brazilian 500 reis? coin is dated 1857. This pie server is cast
and has a lot of open work design.
DANISH COIN SPOONS
These two coin spoons are really very nice pieces. Both exhibit
exceptional silver work and weight.
The left spoon is a 2 kroner 25 th silver anniversary commemorative for
King Christian and Queen Alexandrine and is dated 1923 with the dates
The Right spoon is a 2 kroner commemorative for King Frederick
and Queen Ingrid and is dated 1953
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