The Story Behind this Blog

Being from the South, Silver is a very big part of my life. It doesn't have anything to do with wealth. Although those with more money - old money, tend to have more of it. New money tend not to spend their money on Silver. They do not have the appreciation for the warmth of the metal, the beauty of the patina, the story it tells of the generations past who have used it. A true southern girl comes of age when she chooses her silver pattern, long before she chooses her mate. If she is smart, she chooses that of her mother, grandmother, or favorite great aunt who in their benevolence will pass their silver on to her. It is the pieces in those sets, the pieces on our tables, along with the pieces we find in the corners of the displays in antique stores that prompted me to start this blog. They are beautiful, they are odd, but what are they, and what in the hell do you do with them?

Friday, April 29, 2011

Large Claret Spoon (Part 2)

I posted earlier on the Claret Spoon. There are two sizes, a large and a small which can be confusing given that they very in size from 12 to 18 inches. And, many times the smaller in some patterns are longer than the large size in others.


Richeleiu by Tiffany (Large - 18 3/4 inches)
Large Solid Claret Spoon With Twisted
Newcastle by Gorham (Large - 13 inches)
Large Claret Spoon, Solid Piece
Elegante by Reed and Barton (Large -15 3/4 inches)
Large Claret Spoon, Solid Piece


La Marquise by Reed and Barton (Large -15 inches)
Large Claret Spoon, Solid Piece


No. 10 by Dominick and Haff  (Large -12 1/2 inches)
Large Claret Spoon, Solid Piece




Renaissance by Domick and Haff (Small -14 1/2 inches)
Small Claret Spoon, Solid Piece

Lancaster by Gorham (Small -13 1/2 inches)
Small Claret Spoon, Solid Piece

Narcissus by Unger (Large - 12 1/2 inches)
Large Claret Spoon, Solid Piece

2 comments:

  1. What is a claret spoon used for besides quizzing future daughter in laws??

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  2. The link in the post did not work, but I have fixed it. If you click on the link now it should work. Any way, the earier post (on 2/4/10 - Large Claret Spoon)

    http://strangeandpeculiarsilver.blogspot.com/2010/02/large-claret-spoon.html

    explains the use of this add piece.

    AC

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