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A Giant Sterling Spoon

stracci2000

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In my travels, I have found a bit of sterling flatware, mostly spoons.
Last month I came across a sterling Tiffany soup spoon, circa 1910, seen here.
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However, the spoon I found this week needs it's own thread.
It's a Danish porridge spoon dated 1769. I found it at my local antique mall for $10.
It's not marked sterling, but it was tested and found to be sterling. It weighs 208.5 grams.
According to the marks, the maker is most likely Hans Christian Boyer, who was active around 1778. I don't know why the inscription days 1769, perhaps a post-date to mark some event.
Look at how huge this thing is!
(I must give credit to the lovely and knowledgeable antiquer Cheryl on another forum for all her help in researching this spoon.)
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Mrsz1ppy

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In my travels, I have found a bit of sterling flatware, mostly spoons.
Last month I came across a sterling Tiffany soup spoon, circa 1910, seen here.
IMG_20221115_214252825~2.jpg

However, the spoon I found this week needs it's own thread.
It's a Danish porridge spoon dated 1769. I found it at my local antique mall for $10.
It's not marked sterling, but it was tested and found to be sterling. It weighs 208.5 grams.
According to the marks, the maker is most likely Hans Christian Boyer, who was active around 1778. I don't know why the inscription days 1769, perhaps a post-date to mark some event.
Look at how huge this thing is!
(I must give credit to the lovely and knowledgeable antiquer Cheryl on another forum for all her help in researching this spoon.)
IMG_20221129_195133680~2.jpg

IMG_20221129_195123487~2.jpg

IMG_20221129_194220985~2.jpg

IMG_20221129_195044816~3.jpg

IMG_20221129_195935814~3.jpg

IMG_20221129_193829198~2.jpg

IMG_20221129_200029770~2.jpg

What a glorious find!
 

Daisys and Diamonds

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In my travels, I have found a bit of sterling flatware, mostly spoons.
Last month I came across a sterling Tiffany soup spoon, circa 1910, seen here.
IMG_20221115_214252825~2.jpg

However, the spoon I found this week needs it's own thread.
It's a Danish porridge spoon dated 1769. I found it at my local antique mall for $10.
It's not marked sterling, but it was tested and found to be sterling. It weighs 208.5 grams.
According to the marks, the maker is most likely Hans Christian Boyer, who was active around 1778. I don't know why the inscription days 1769, perhaps a post-date to mark some event.
Look at how huge this thing is!
(I must give credit to the lovely and knowledgeable antiquer Cheryl on another forum for all her help in researching this spoon.)
IMG_20221129_195133680~2.jpg

IMG_20221129_195123487~2.jpg

IMG_20221129_194220985~2.jpg

IMG_20221129_195044816~3.jpg

IMG_20221129_195935814~3.jpg

IMG_20221129_193829198~2.jpg

IMG_20221129_200029770~2.jpg

i only got the true size of it when i saw it in your hand
 

stracci2000

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YadaYadaYada

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Wow, that’s amazing! The sheer size and weight of it is pretty remarkable. Will you use it? I would have some fun with the kids and set it on the table with a bowl of ice cream after dinner, just for laughs.
 

stracci2000

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Wow, that’s amazing! The sheer size and weight of it is pretty remarkable. Will you use it? I would have some fun with the kids and set it on the table with a bowl of ice cream after dinner, just for laughs.

I might use it next time I make a big pot of stew or soup!
But until then, it will live in my china cabinet.
I'm pretty excited about it! And to find it in my neck of the woods seems so unlikely! It's so interesting how objects travel the world.
 
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stracci2000

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That's amazing! Now I want some Danish porridge go figure.

Too bad I'm not allowed to talk about that other Giant Antique Silver Spoon forum where we all hang out when we're not on PS.

Nooo! You can't talk about 'other' forums on the forum!
But the answers are out there! You just need to ask........=)2
I bet Danish porridge was very bland in the 18th century!
 

stracci2000

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You laugh, but I spend a fair amount of time on several Antique Silver Spoon forums...

I'm not laughing at all.......I do the same thing.
The information I have learned about antiques over the years is priceless.
 

stracci2000

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Wowsers, what an absolute beauty! I make porridge for everyone's breakfasts most week day mornings in winter. I need to get me one of these bad boys!

You can use it when you host the annual Vicar's Breakfast! I hear it's a large crowd!:lol-2::lol-2:
 
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