LARGE FUNERAL SPOON
Periodically a spoon that is not only unique but also extraordinarily
beautiful is discovered. As you can tell from this museum, I have
looked at hundreds of thousands of spoons. Most of the really beautiful
and unique spoons which I have seen are not available for purchase as
they are either owned by a serious collector or in a museum collection.
I have recently been able to acquire a spoon which was made as a
remembrance for a young boy, but it is so beautifully done that even a
"jaded spoon expert" (myself) had to catch his breath.
I have included a ruler and a normal tea sized spoon to help you
visualize the size.
This is an extremely beautiful spoon which was made to highlight an
the death of a young boy
This gold plated spoon is made of 800 silver and has a hand painted
In the middle of the very elaborate cast bowl is a hand painted piece
of ivory depicting the young boy
I suspect that this spoon was made in Germany or Austria, but have not
been able to trace the silversmith
Reverse of the spoon
enlarge detail photo of the bowl
enlarged picture of handle (front)
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