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RE: DO YOU STILL USE A....

 by mikejee , Mon Aug 30, 2010 12:04 pm

T think it is a mote spoon, though probably later than the rather ornate ones pictured on the net
Mote Spoon
I quote:

One of the most unusual and intriguing forms of collectable spoon is the mote spoon. It’s purpose has caused much debate, it’s use as a punch, tea or lemon strainer, sugar sifter, olive spoon, caddy spoon and others have all been put forward as possible uses. The most likely use however was to skim the surface of tea with the pierced bowl to remove the floating solids (motes) and to use the pointed terminal of the stem to poke inside the spout to remove blockages.

Mote spoons are generally teaspoon sized and were made from the late 17th Century through to the 1770’s. They are generally bottom struck twice with the lion passant and maker’s marks. The pierced bowls vary from simple round holes to elaborate decoration. Beware of Forgeries


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RE: DO YOU STILL USE A.... phil 08.28.2010
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RE: DO YOU STILL USE A.... Sheldonboy 08.28.2010
RE: DO YOU STILL USE A.... signman 08.29.2010
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RE: DO YOU STILL USE A.... signman 08.29.2010
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