Another theory: This Is An Early Colonial American Silver Spoon from the time when the Dutch exerted a strong influence on the culture circa 1690.
Apparently there were "funeral spoons" and they were given to pallbearers at funerals.
Does the figure on my spoon look as if he is "bearing a pall" at a funeral? I really think the figure is a pallbearer, but I could be wrong.
Here is some information about these "funeral spoons" and the problem is that very few have survived even though once they were not rare:
"According to Graham Hood in "American Silver" spoons such as the one pictured below "were frequently given to pallbearers at funerals and marked with the deceased's name, age, and the date." The spoon shown below dates ca. 1670-90 and belongs to the Yale University Art Gallery and is part of the Mabel Brady Garvan Collection. Spoons in this style are characteristically of Dutch descent. (This spoon is a very early American colonial spoon). Even though these spoons were once "frequent", Mr. Hood states that very few are known today."