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Germanic, late 16th c.

Cast in two halves with vertical seams - the 16th-century way of making this form. A good "perky" look to it, with a broad base and upright neck. The handle cast in a mold normally used to produce handles for hinged lids -- this one adapted for a lidless flagon. Polished surface.


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Chocolate Spoon 

Dutch, c.1680

An unusually fine example: spiral stem, very well modeled hoof with detailed horse shoe and hairy hocks! Drinking chocolate was fashionable in this period. The hot chocolate needed frequent stirring in the cup to prevent it from coagulating. Small spoons like this were made for that purpose -- they are often miscalled children's spoons, but they were in fact for adults.


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Triple-Reeded Charger 

English, 1680-1700

By John Greenbank II, Worcester. Mark IG between pellets alongside pseudo hallmarks. Owner's initials SP stamped on rim, later marriage triad STM engraved on back.Touch mark (almost illegible) Six generations of Greenbanks made pewter in Worcester: John II was a city alderman from 1683, d. 1700. An identical charger, but only 16-5/8" in diam, is in the Colonial Williamsburg collection.


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Child's or Chocolate Spoon 

Germanic., 1675-1725

Angel high quality mark, with maker's initials "HRZ" (?) and quality grade 90. Often these small spoons were used in drinking hot chocolate, which needed frequent stirring.


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Double-Reeded Charger 

Dutch or German, late 17th c..


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