gilloche silver spoons
A beautiful set of 6 guilloche spoons (sometimes there is an accent over the final e)

A machine developed  ca. 1620 by Hans Schwanhardt was used to make very precise repetitive patterns in a material.
The method  seen here was named after a French engineer "Guillot" who
refined the machine to make the patterns and designs on a metallic surface.

After the metal  is  engraved a colored transparent enamel turns the silver into these very pretty spoons.
Most of the spoons of this type come  from Norway or Sweden

Sets of six spoons are frequently encountered

guilloche spoons

Other examples of spoons in this same style

red pattern guilloche spoon
this very pretty spoon is  engraved "Wisby 28 Aug 1902" in the bowl

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