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Chocolate Spoon 

Dutch, c.1680

An unusually fine example: spiral stem, very well modeled hoof with detailed horse shoe and hairy hocks! Drinking chocolate was fashionable in this period. The hot chocolate needed frequent stirring in the cup to prevent it from coagulating. Small spoons like this were made for that purpose -- they are often miscalled children's spoons, but they were in fact for adults.


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Triple-Reeded Charger 

English, 1680-1700

By John Greenbank II, Worcester. Mark IG between pellets alongside pseudo hallmarks. Owner's initials SP stamped on rim, later marriage triad STM engraved on back.Touch mark (almost illegible) Six generations of Greenbanks made pewter in Worcester: John II was a city alderman from 1683, d. 1700. An identical charger, but only 16-5/8" in diam, is in the Colonial Williamsburg collection.


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"Tappit Hen" Three-Pint Measure 

Scotland, mid-18th c.

A larger example of the form. No maker's touch mark, but initials and quality/inspection marks on the rim. An attractive shelf piece at an attractive price.


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Child's or Chocolate Spoon 

Germanic., 1675-1725

Angel high quality mark, with maker's initials "HRZ" (?) and quality grade 90. Often these small spoons were used in drinking hot chocolate, which needed frequent stirring.


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Trefid Spoon 

English or Dutch, 1680-1700

Three-toed finial, nice rat tail on back of bowl. Unmarked.


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