Some years ago, I was digging about in an old foundation on our property in central Maine and came across a heavily tarnished spoon. Every few years I would dig it out and try to figure out the marks and clean off some of the tarnish. I had presumed that it was a silver spoon, but as the tarnish has come away, I think it is actually gold. The foundation where it was retrieved is from a home that was built around about 1811 and razed somewhere around 1890. I believe that the spoon is 18thC, but I have had no luck identifying a single one of the marks (Sun, Cross, cloud?, and Fleur de Lis). I would love any additional information.