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Brent

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iconnumber posted 02-28-2007 03:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Brent     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

I recently acquired this spoon by Dominick & Haff for J.E. Caldwell. The handle is pierced and cut out in what I take to be a custom design. The oversize elongated bowl is something I associate with child's spoons (i.e. a child sized tablespoon, which ends up looking like a teaspoon with an over sized bowl). As such, I was wondering if the handle is a cypher for the original owner's initials? On the other hand, it also resembles the handles on Welsh wedding spoons, which could have been a design inspiration. My final thought it that is might be some sort of religious symbol, like the IHS you often find on ecclesiastical silver.

Anyone know for certain?
Regardless, a neat spoon!

Brent

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Paul Lemieux

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iconnumber posted 02-28-2007 05:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Paul Lemieux     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think I'm seeing the monogram HHM or HMH.

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