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.

large funeral spoon

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 unfortuate event
the death of a young boy

This gold plated spoon is made of 800 silver and has a hand painted porcelain handle.
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

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Reverse of the spoon

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enlarge detail photo of the bowl

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enlarged picture of handle (front)

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