Victorian sterling baby / toddler feeding spoon by Gorham Sterling (design number H1) depicting a baby or small child breaking out of an egg etched in the bowl is so detailed you may not be able to take your eyes off this spoon. There are no monograms. Two identical spoons are available, sold separately.
The very detailed flower pattern decorating the handle is so crisp it looks as if this more than 100 year old spoon was seldom if ever used; just a soft patina and a few light tiny scratches, as would have been received from it being in storage, is all we have found. The spoon is substantial too measuring 5 1/2 inches long and weighing .90 ounces. The spoon is hallmarked sterling on the reverse with the early Victorian Gorham stamping of the lion, anchor and G, as well as, stamped, H1, which is Gorham's pattern number for this design. An identical spoon appears illustrated actual size on page N118 as article no 932 of the circa 1901, late Victorian, Daniel Low and Co. Gold and Silversmith's Essex and Washington Sts Salem Massachusetts Catalogue N. Whether this spoon will be part of a collection or used by a beloved new wonder to world, may it be enjoyed!
....... Please note: this is not a mini coffee spoon being used/sold as an antique baby spoon.......
Every baby should be "born with a silver spoon in his or her mouth". In a day of anti-bacterial everything, we forget that silver was the original germ fighter and why our flatware and surgical instruments were original made of it....do you remember? Of course it is beautiful, not the answer; silver is germicidal. It does not just resist the growth of bacteria and viruses, in fact it actually kills them, just by being what it is, silver! Our ancestors may not have understood the science or that bacteria, viruses etc., cannot exist on silver’s molecular structure but they knew it worked! (K3015)
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