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    Posted 9 years ago

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    Please help me figure out what time period or anything for that matter! about thees spoons , they have pointed ends and are solid silver. appear to be hand crafted and etched they are not hat pins they are too big the regular table spoon is in the picture now to show size, hope these pictures are better...................thanks guys

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    1. chinablue chinablue, 9 years ago
      Hi lilbevey. What interesting spoons! These caught my eye because they look like long stemmed rose buds, especially in the small first picture. The more information you can provide, the better your chances of someone being able to help you with identifying them. Are there any hallmarks on these? Can you tell us how you found that they were silver? Are their hallmarks, does it say sterling, does it have numbers such as 925 or did you have them tested? How large are the spoons? All these things could help in determining where they were made which will give you a good start. I hope someone can help you with these because I'd love to know more about them too! Thanks for sharing them. :-)
    2. lilbevey lilbevey, 9 years ago
      I cant find a mark of any kind that's the problem. but I do have silver testing stuff,on the large spoon i don't know if you can tell but it is like , cut needs repair i put the drops there and it turned red, silver they are large they are on a regular size place mat they only let you put 4 pics up or I would have put more. any info will help. thanks so much
    3. k1946, 9 years ago
      These spoons are very unusual, especially since they have pointed ends. Why would a spoon need such pointed ends? I may be way off but how about hat pins?
    4. chinablue chinablue, 9 years ago
      k1946, what a great thought! If I remember correctly, most were handmade in small shops, sometimes my local craftsmen until the mid to late 1830's or so. I'd be willing to bet you've hit the hatpin on the head! :-)
    5. lilbevey lilbevey, 9 years ago
      I put new pics up so you can gauge there size better
    6. Hedgewalker Hedgewalker, 9 years ago
      Very unique !
    7. lilbevey lilbevey, 9 years ago
      someone I asked told me they look like they are from Mexico because of the birds??
    8. lilbevey lilbevey, 9 years ago
      they are solid silver
    9. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 9 years ago
      they are mexican. that's a golden eagle holding a snake - the aztec symbol of mexico city and then mexico.

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