Here is a beautiful set of vintage silver-plated spoons from renowned Connecticut silversmiths Holmes & Tuttle.
We love tea spoons, but have a hard time finding them. Since the trend is to drink "bottled" tea, fresh brewed tea is a little luxury poured over ice.
Sweet tea is a standard in the South and, of course, you need the requisite tea spoons to stir the sugar!
The five-piece set is made up of classic, slender tea spoons, each of which bears a matching pattern.
The pattern, first introduced in 1938, is called "Wentworth".
Each piece has been tested to ensure the purity of the silver-plate.
As you can see, the decoration is elegant and simple, characterized by shallow scallops at the base of the handle while the flat, front of the handles are accented with delightful five-petaled flowers.
You will find the appropriate maker's marks cast-in to the reverse of each handle.
These read "H&T.MFG.CO". Slightly further up the reverse of the handle you will see more of the delightful flowers that decorate the topside.
While the spoons show some minor wear and a few light surface scratches, we are thrilled to report that this elegant set remains in very good vintage condition.
Measurements: Each spoon measures 7 1/2" long, Handle is 5 1/2" long and 1/2" at widest point, Bowl of spoon is 2" long, 1 1/8" at widest point and 1/4" deep, 27.3 grams each Total weight of set: 4.8 oz
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