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  • Spoons 1650-2000
  • Written by Simon Moore
  • Format: Trade Paperback | ISBN: 9780747806400
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Spoons have perhaps the longest history of any artefact, having been forged ever since man discovered the importance of handling liquids. Simon Moore traces the history of English spoons, explaining the many changes in style and form, and exploring the corresponding social position through the ages. Spoons that once graced medieval ducal tables appear alongside those of base metal used by commoners is this beautiful history of an implement that has always held great fascination for collectors. The author examines the Arts and Crafts Movement's contributions to European designs at the end of the nineteenth century and shows how this influence was revisited by British designs over the following decades, whilst also offering the collector guidelines to follow should they find an antique spoon of unknown origin and date.

Table of Contents

Early History
Commonwealth Spoons
The Later Seventeenth Century
The Early Eighteenth Century
Specialized Types of Spoon
The Mid-Eighteenth Century to the Mid-Nineteenth Century
The Arts & Crafts Movement to the Present Day
Further Reading
Places to Visit
Index

  • Spoons 1650-2000 by Simon Moore
  • October 01, 2005
  • Antiques & Collectibles
  • Shire
  • $12.95
  • 9780747806400

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