Offered is a set of five silver plated 7 1/2" shell sipper/straws that were made in Italy. Italy is marked very small on the back of each straw. Here is a little info about the sipper/straws.
Straw, stirrers, sippers!!!
An interesting type of spoon variation is the "straw spoon". The handle is a straw while the spoon bowl can be used to stir the drink. The Gorham Company writes: "In the late 18th century, metal straws were used in Holland with brandy and punch bowls for all festive occasions. Gorham's sterling heart straws add their own festive note to the serving of iced tea, lemonade or your favorite tall drink" These have become very collectible and it's fun to collect different ones!!
Item ID: 1495