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iconnumber posted 06-19-2020 02:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dragonflywink     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Have kept an eye out for this somewhat uncommon spoon for a long time and finally acquired one - it's quite lovely, measuring 4.75" long:

Here is an 1891 article about it in the Jewelers' Circular, and though the handle is described as "a combination of twigs, buds and leaves", the 'buds' in the pattern appear instead to be hips:


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iconnumber posted 06-19-2020 06:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Polly     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
How charming!

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iconnumber posted 06-19-2020 07:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ahwt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Legend of the Cherokee Rose may have already started when this pattern was made.
Very interesting design and name.

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This design, as far as I know, does not have an interesting story to go with it as the Cherokee Rose pattern does, but they do have a similar vine handle. They probably were popular about the same time as the Wallace spoon. This one is a strawberry fork by Tiffany and Co. with a strawberry at the top of the handle. I think this pattern dates to the late 1800s or the early 1900s. Sometimes they are called strawberry and vine, but I think the vine pattern was really different. These I suspect were just made as strawberry forks. Tiffany made similar ones with blackberries on them.
I do not know how these vine handles were made, but I suspect there was a lot of finish work for them.

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