Antique Silver Spoons
As the oldest type of flatware, spoons have existed in some form or another since Ancient Rome, at least. In medieval times, spoons were given as baptism presents in wealthy circles. Because inns did not have anything as luxurious as spoons for their guests, innkeepers expected their well-heeled customers to supply their own. Indeed, the phrase “born with a silver spoon in his mouth” actually reveals quite a bit about the time—whether or...