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ahwt

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This is the first pewter spoon that I have ever bought as the word “CENT¯Y” on the front of the spoon together with the two x’s intrigued me. Does anyone have any idea as to whether this was the name of the owner of the spoon or the maker’s name?

The patina is very attractive and mostly likely I will not clean it except with a little soap and water.

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iconnumber posted 11-24-2011 09:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ahwt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The same shop that had the pewter spoon had this interesting spatula.





This is a hand wrought iron piece that probably was made to use as a small spatula. I do look for pieces of this type, but rarely find one that has a maker’s name on it. I assume E. Felder was the maker. It also has the number 16 on the reverse so the maker must have made spatulas of various sizes.

I think this is a particularly graceful one and plan, if we can find the right food, to use it as a small server – probably something E. Felder would not have thought anyone in their right mind would want to do. I do think that the blade is wide enough to pick up some foods.

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iconnumber posted 11-24-2011 10:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Polly     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I would assume, though without proof, that "XX CENT'Y" refers to the 20th century.

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wev
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iconnumber posted 11-24-2011 11:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for wev     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Your spatula is a mason's fine work trowel.

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ahwt

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iconnumber posted 11-24-2011 11:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ahwt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Polly, I think the mystery is solved. Maybe it was made for a reenactment of some type. I wish the maker had put it mark on it.

Wev I think we will need to find some grainy food for the towel. Maybe some caviar.

I also found some hand wrought calipers in the same shop. I don’t think I will find a food use for them, but these handmade objects just fascinate me and I love the surface texture.

We are off to a daughter’s home for Thanksgiving dinner. Hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving.

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Grits?

Nice calipers

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iconnumber posted 11-24-2011 05:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
calipers or maybe large sugar loaf lifter

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