Collection of four antique and vintage salt spoons:
1) 1888 – The oldest and smallest spoon is sterling and has a finial in the shape of a knight’s head. It is hallmarked on the back of the bowl and the marks indicate that the piece was made in London (England) by John Septimus Beresford in 1888. It is 2¾ inches (7.25 cm) long
2) 1950 – The mother of pearl spoon, marked “Jerusalem” on the handle is most likely a mid-century tourist piece from Israel. It is 2 & 7/8 inches (7.5 cm) long
3) 1942 – The four pence coin-silver spoon, dated 1942, incorporates a four pence coin from British Guyana into the top of the barley twist handle. The reverse side of the coin has an image of King George VI and the words “George VI, King and Emporer of India”. Both the barley twist handle and the bowl are also made out of coin silver. It is 3 & 1/8 inches (8 cm) long
4) 1940 – The largest spoon is made out of celluloid in an Art Deco style. It measures 3¼ inches (8.5 cm).
Sold as a collection of four spoons.
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