Dating pewter spoons
A spoon is a utensil consisting of a small shallow bowl(also known as a head), oval or round, at the end of a handle.
Present day spoons are made from metal (notably flat silver or silverware, plated or solid), wood, porcelain or plastic.
The bowl is cross rolled between two pressurized rollers to produce a thinner section.
The handle section is also rolled to produce the width needed for the top end.
During the Neolithic Ozieri civilization in Sardinia, ceramic ladles and spoons were already in use. Early bronze spoons in China were designed with a sharp point, and may have also been used as cutlery.
The sets of Apostle Spoons, popular as christening presents in Tudor times, the handles of which terminate in heads or busts of the apostles, are a special form to which antiquarian interest attaches.
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The souvenir spoon generally exists solely as a decorative object commemorating an event, place, or special date.