Friday, October 03, 2008

Spoon in my cabinet

Family Spoon
Originally uploaded by midgefrazel
As an entry in the "curiosities in my cabinet", I selected this lovely silver spoon nestled in with other silver in the household items that my mother passed on to me after she died. The curious thing about it is that it doesn't match any of the patterns of the other silver and it is smaller that the other serving spoons. I think it is a small ladle for sauces or for cranberry sauce.

It was manufactured by Gorham (Providence, RI) and engraved M. J. Hedges. I have no idea who this belonged to. It's not a surname in my family! I do know that women were often given gifts like this upon their engagement so this is probably Mary Jane Hedges.

It's very curious...

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