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Spoons 1650-2000

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ISBN-10: 0747806403

ISBN-13: 9780747806400

Edition: 2nd 2005

Authors: Simon Moore

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Description:

Spoons probably have the longest history of any artefact. They have been made ever since man discovered that handling liquids was vital to his existence. Produced from a great diversity of materials, spoons have always held a fascination for collectors. This book traces the history of English spoons, noting their social position in history and the many changes in style and form as their versatility was discovered. Spoons that once graced medieval ducal tables and those of base metal used by commoners are illustrated and described. The author gives collectors some guidelines to follow should they find an antique spoon of unknown origin and date or be asked for an opinion. In spoon collecting…    
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Book details

List price: $12.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Publication date: 3/4/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 64
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.330
Language: English

Early history
Commonwealth spoons
The later seventeenth century
The early eighteenth century
Specialised types of spoon
The mid eighteenth century to the mid nineteenth century
The Arts and Crafts Movement to the present day
Further reading
Places to visit
Index