The Franklin Mint, ca 1976, produced a set of 12 beautifully hand painted pewter spoons to commemorate the characters in Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol".
These spoons were sold as a set. "Spectacular craft work and artistry come in this unique set of 12 Charles Dickens inspired spoons. They come with a certificate of Authenticity that states:..."is a collection of hand-painted spoons crafted in fine pewter by the Franklin Mint and issued in limited edition by the Dickens House Museum. It is further [these are] certified original sculptures by the British Artist Peter Jackson. They come with individual information on each spoon as well."
Dickens themed spoons were also made without the hand painting.
These spoons are really very nice and make a nice wall hanging. The Franklin Mint was known for producing high quality collectibles. Sorry for the 'blurriness' in the photos.
Example of the work on the back
Bob Crachit and Tiny Tim
This is an example of what the complete spoon looks like (5" 125mm)
A Christmas Carol
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First edition cover (1843)
Author Charles Dickens
Original title A Christmas Carol. In Prose. Being a Ghost Story of Christmas.
Illustrator John Leech
Published 19 December 1843
Publisher Chapman & Hall
Text A Christmas Carol at Wikisource
A Christmas Carol in Prose, Being a Ghost-Story of Christmas, commonly known as A Christmas Carol, is a novella by Charles Dickens, first published in London by Chapman & Hall in 1843; the first edition was illustrated by John Leech. A Christmas Carol tells the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, an old miser who is visited by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come. After their visits Scrooge is transformed into a kinder, gentler man.