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Browse our collection of antique sterling silver spoons and forks. These have a very practical purpose on the dinner table and also create a satisfying collecting field with their variety of fascinating designs and uses.
Spoons. Before the 18th century the only items of table silver made in any quantity were spoons. Early English silver spoons can date from as early as the 15th century and are highly collectible, especially spoons by rare makers and from unusual provincial towns. The most popular form of cast terminal was the seal top spoon, named after the circular disc at the top, which often bore the engraved initials of the owners. Lion sejant spoons and apostle spoons were also common from the 15th century to the beginning of the 17th century. From the late 16th century the plain flattened stem of the slip top spoon was introduced which developed during the 17th century into the popular trefid form. Forks. Silver Dinner and Dessert Forks are rare before the 18th century and are not often found in sets until the late 1700s. The Sucket Fork is an implement with a teaspoon bowl at one end and a two pronged fork at the other. Very rare and only produced from the late 17th century until the early 18th century.