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?

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Pierced Nut Spoon (Part 3)

Still one of the fanciest pieces in any set, the Pierced Nut Spoon is very similar to the Bon Bon Spoon. I have posted on these earlier. There are two distinct sizes. The smaller size I think is what some patterns refer to as an "Almond Spoon", although I have no reference to back that up. Some patterns show two sizes and refer to both of them as "Pierced Nut Spoons", some only show one size, and some show a larger "Pierced Nut Spoon" then a smaller "Almond" spoon or scoop (although the later does not resemble a scoop at all).

Old Newbury by Towle (8 inches)

Wave Edge by Tiffany (4 5/8 inches)

Duke of Windsor by Manchester (4 7/8 inches)

Southern Rose by Manchester (4 3/4 inches)

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