Sterling Silver Mote Tea Spoon
Weight: 0.415 ozs.
Condition: We have lightly cloth polished this delicately decorated long twisted handle sterling silver spoon. Some tarnish remains within the pattern details. The handle is straight and true with a subtle arch when laying face up. There are scratches in the bowl close to the front edge.
Mote spoons were a special tea service piece used to remove the last few strays of tea leaves from your cup. The sharp pointed end was to clear the spout of tea leaf clogs. SSMC was Sterling Silver Manufacturing Company, founded in Providence Rhode Island in 1909. They remained in business until 1932.