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Daniel Franks
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Posted: 28/03/2007 
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Hi Primroy,
The spoon is a sugar sifting spoon (or strainer spoon). I have seen them from this period before, but I have always assumed that they were converted in the Victorian period from normal spoons. After doing a bit of research I still assume this, but cannot verify it either way.

I will keep digging and will let you know if I find anything conclusive.

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Daniel
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Primroy




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Posted: 10/05/2007 
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Just received spoon. Date looks to be 1766. Maker too squished!

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Primroy




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Posted: 14/05/2007 
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FYI. I heard in another forum from a sugar sifter researcher that sugar sifters came into use around 1770. This makes mine an early example. The handle is thicker than normal spoons, presumably for crushing sugar.
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Jonathan Franks
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Posted: 15/05/2007 
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Hi Primroy,

Sugar sifting spoons were produced from the mid 18th century. So your spoon probably was originally a sugar sifting spoon. However the engraving is wrong for the age of the spoon and was almost certainly added in the Victorian period.

Glad to see you're still using the forum.

Have a nice day.

Jonathan
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Primroy




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Posted: 15/05/2007 
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Thanks Jonathan!

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Pikey365




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Posted: 28/03/2008 
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I have a set of 6 spoons given to me by a family friend 10 years ago, and I found them in my hoards of rubbish in the attic. I have been looking into the markings on the back on the internet and found out the following information stamped on the spoons:

ENGLAND

Cooper Brothers & Sons stamp.

Crown : Sheffield Assay Office.

The Lion Passant for sterling silver 92.5%.

G : 1802

The spoons are decrotive down the handles with the edges diagonally cut towards the front of the spoon and their are round upstands with 5 leaf shapes off the small circle. What sort of money are these six spoons with a slightly worse for wear display box. What sort of spoons are they? Tea, Coffee or jam?
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Pikey365




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Posted: 28/03/2008 
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Could not put picture in until I used the photo website.

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amandini




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Posted: 17/08/2009 
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Hi there,
There are some very nice spoons on this thread, if you are ever looking to expand your collection and want anything in particular, it might be worth having a look at our website or tell me what you are looking for.

Best regards, Amandini
www.amandini.co.uk
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