Offered is a sterling sipper/straw made by Raimond of Chlesea, MA. The company was sold in 1978. These straws have become quite popular. Measure 7 3/4" long. Marked on back of the shell bowl, Sterling , Raimond. Twisted handle, which is so attractive. Here is a little more info about 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: 1582