Tea strainer spoon help please

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Sterling911
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Tea strainer spoon help please

Postby Sterling911 » Fri Sep 04, 2020 3:21 pm

Need help with date and manufacturer. Believe it to be a sterling tea strainer spoon. 4.5 inches long. I am really new at this so please bear with me.
3 symbols ( crab, anchor, C with a B inside) followed by etched " 500/21". Hopefully I put this in the correct category. Thank you

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Re: Tea strainer spoon help please

Postby AG2012 » Fri Sep 04, 2020 4:00 pm

Hi,
Looks like Gorham,Providence,Rhode Island.
If so, what looks like crab is a lion and letter is G.
Regards

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Re: Tea strainer spoon help please

Postby silverly » Fri Sep 04, 2020 5:02 pm

AG2012 wrote:Hi,
Looks like Gorham,Providence,Rhode Island.
If so, what looks like crab is a lion and letter is G.
Regards


I agree and in the 1895 issued Bedford pattern.

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Re: Tea strainer spoon help please

Postby AG2012 » Fri Sep 04, 2020 6:23 pm

Btw.it is strainer, but hardly a tea strainer because of rather big holes in openwork.

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Re: Tea strainer spoon help please

Postby Aguest » Fri Sep 04, 2020 9:38 pm

Bon-Bon Spoon or Nut Spoon, used for serving candy Bon-Bons or nuts, so perhaps there was straining of tiny grains of salt and flakes of nuts. :::

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Re: Tea strainer spoon help please

Postby Sterling911 » Sat Sep 05, 2020 9:11 am

Thanks to all for your help.


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