My Old Kentucky Home

Stephen Foster's song, "My Old Kentucky Home" was very popular. In spoon collecting there are a lot of spoon variations on this theme.

The handle is a conventional Kentucky state handle top: Lincoln-Douglas debate, Daniel Boone, race horse, whiskey barrel. The bowls are engraved "fantasy" images of "My Old Kentucky Home".

This interesting looking spoon from Louisville, Kentucky was made as a 25th commemoration of something. The unusual shape of the bowl is to represent a "whiskey spoon", where whiskey would be put in the spoon bowl then lit creating a flaming topping which would be added to desserts.

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