Expertly crafted circa 1900, Victorian Era sterling silver bonbon spoon has perfectly executed hand holding playing cards that are finely embellished with red enamel. End to end, there is remarkable attention to artistic detail. It is a joy to look at. See the perfect little fingernails on the back of the hand, a delicate ring on a finger, patterned backs of playing cards, the enamel on the each card, ace, king, queen, jack.
It is a marvelous amount of effort in one small rare piece. The hand is complemented by scrolls on either side where it attaches to the spoon. The bowl of the spoon portion features lovely openwork with decorative, almost Art Nouveau. curving lines. It is a superb, and elegant work of art.
This charmer measures 5 1/4 inches in length and weighs a dainty 28 grams or one postal ounce and it is marked sterling on the back.
The pristine enamel and crisp detail make this an excellent addition to any silver collection. It has been lightly polished to show the fine condition of the silver and unique design.