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  • I wonder whether these are like love spoons?

    August 6, 2008

  • OED says "Apparently so called on account of the shape of the spoon, although this is uncertain and disputed. Such spoons usually had a hooked stem with a front boss, and a relief image on the surface of the bowl appropriate to the occasion being celebrated."

    For comparison, apostle spoon is listed — "old-fashioned silver spoons, the handles of which ended in figures of the Apostles; the usual present of sponsors at baptisms."

    August 6, 2008

  • Why monkey?

    August 6, 2008

  • A type of decorative silver ladle made to commemorate a wedding, christening, or funeral among people of Dutch origin living in the Hudson river area of the United States.

    August 6, 2008