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hff

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iconnumber posted 01-30-2018 04:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for hff     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Although I chiefly collect early Virginia and SC coin silver, I have begun a collection of 18th century Georgian pierced work, esp.sifters.

Hence, I was amazed to see the massive Crossley strainer spoon posted by Agphile on 11/15/17. What a fabulous object!

It is seemingly a spoon for a special function---one of a kind?

For what exact purpose it was used is a mystery to me and to my wife whom I consider to be a "specialist" in the kitchen.

Due to its impressive size the spoon almost has an "industrial" feel, but why then the need for its fine decorative piercing, similar to that on sifter spoons. What could the Crossley spoon have strained?

If the neatly turned wooden handle is original (which it looks to be), then the spoon appears to be little used.

Agphile, do you have other info. on the spoon such as type of wood for the handle, provenance, or hint of its specific function? Have you tested its utility in your kitchen?

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iconnumber posted 01-31-2018 01:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for asheland     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Welcome to the forums! I like southern coin and British silver, too. It's a great area to collect. smile

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