France 1 centime coin spoonfrance 1 centime coin spoon

This nicely hand made spoon in the popular Art Nouveau style  features an uncirculated  French bronze one centime coin dated 1891 in a bezel mounting with a fleur de lys crown finial.

The bowl is engraved  with the word "Paris"
The back of the bowl is engraved "April 25, 1905"
I do not know why there is such a large time gap between the coin and the bowl engraving.

A one centime piece was similar to a penny in value during the 3rd Republic.
I suspect that the spoon was made to be a 'lucky penny'.
The back of the coin features the motto "liberte, equalite, fraternite)

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