"TWO RATHER RARE BRITANNIA (.958 STANDARD) SILVER SPOONS" :
AN EARLY GEORGE I BRITANNIA LARGE 'CANON-HANDLED' BASTING SPOON
A QUEEN ANNE BRITANNIA STANDARD 'DOGNOSE' TEASPOON
Tea was taken up c1660 by the court of Charles II. Small spoons, now referred to as 'teaspoons',
were likely used for tea, as well as coffee and chocolate. In some inventories these small spoons were
not distinguished from what we now call 'sweetmeat' spoons. Both spoons imitated the larger spoon
in fashion at the time, beginning with trefid, and in the late 1600s, the 'dognose' or 'wavy-end spoon'.
Teaspoons before c1730 are known to be very rare indeed. Click here for more information
The 'canon-handled' spoon, with its long hollow tubular stem, was introduced in the late Charles II period.
These were made up to c1725, when they became large versions of the tablespoon.
Such large spoons - usually over 14" -
were probably intended to be general purpose cooking as well as serving spoons.
Two large ladles in the Royal Collections and Chester Corporation Plate were used for soup.
A similar spoon, listed as a 'porridge ladle', was ordered in 1695 by John Hervey, 1st Earl of Bristol.
Click here for more information on the Canon-Handled Spoon.
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