New Zealand Gemstone Spoons

In New Zealand and Australia, jade is referred to as "green stone".

New Zealand made imperial jade but marked with British marks for Birmingham, 1903

The left and right spoons are New Zealand imperial jade but marked with British marks for Birmingham, 1928. The center fork is probably yellow jade and parts of the mark are unreadable, but it was most likely made for import into the USA.

The jade in this spoon has been cut into a nice art deco style pyramid. The spoon is also in the art deco style thus I am assuming that it was made in the first 35 years of the 20th century. The spoon appears to be handmade, but it is not marked. It is so similar in style to the other New Zealand spoons that I am placing it in this category

The kiwi is a national symbol of New Zealand.
The left one features a paua shell body and
the right one features a greenstone body.

lt: Oblong shaped jade
rt: paua shell with a NZ "bee mark"

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