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    Posted 10 years ago

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    I got these from a flea market. I am trying to find out what they spoons were used for, or what they signify. Any help would be appreciated.
    I was told that they were from early 1900's.

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    1. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 10 years ago
      Hi, I can't say for sure. They could be functional demitasse spoons; or they could be purely ornamental. If there are no beads or stones near the bowl, I'd venture the supposition that they were demitasse spoons. What's the size of these? Are there any hallmarks? Considering all the labor invested in them, I am thinking that they may well be silver. Regards, miKKo
    2. bjmicbry bjmicbry, 10 years ago
      Hello There,

      These little spoons are 3.5" long, and the bowl is about .5" to 1" wide.
      I am sure they are some sort of ornamental, but not sure. I did some investigating and I did see some optium spoons that looked the similar. The head of the spoons, I believe depict something in the design.
      I will continue looking...
    3. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 10 years ago
      Hi, bjmicbry! I was about to remark that the box they're in has closures one usually finds in oriental cases. Hmm...opium? Well, I'll leave that search to you. I know nothing about opium spoons. Thanks for the measurements. If you hadn't mentioned opium, I'd say that these were probably demitasse spoons. Regards, miKKo
    4. bjmicbry bjmicbry, 10 years ago
      I would say you are probably correct in the description as demitasse. The closures have the ivory stickes which fit into the slots. The material on the box has poppy flowers shown on it.
    5. bjmicbry bjmicbry, 10 years ago
      This is where I got the idea of opium spoons... ?????
    6. PTK, 10 years ago
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    7. Agram.m Agram.m, 9 years ago

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