We think the iridescent rainbow effect in the natural shell surface is mesmerizing and the spiral curve of the shell of the handle is simply beautiful!
This large serving spoon is in excellent condition and it measures approx. 9" long. The scoop part measures about 4 1/4" x2 1/2".
We do not know the age or origins of these wonderful items but we think they were made in the Pacific Rim. There can be quite a variation in construction too. We have seen some rather shoddily put together where the handle meets the scoop. This one, however, is very well constructed and formed and where the handle attaches to the scoop it is very secure and handsomely done.
Traditionally, shell spoons are also called 'egg' spoons (a reference to roe or caviar) and are used to serve foods sourced from the sea as salt will pit and damage silver but will not cause a problem for these natural servers. So it is suitable for doling out caviar, white fish salad, shrimp, etc. Enjoy!
Please note that these spoons are a popular item for us and we always to try to keep several available for sale. They range in price from $50.00 - $250.00 depending on size, beauty, and condition.
Unique, Beautiful & Often Quirky - Always Searching for the Best - Especially Affordable Enamels
Over 2000 Items Sold! Many items now listed with 'Make an Offer'