EPNS Pierced spoon

Discussion in 'Metalware' started by daveydempsey, Jun 18, 2019.

  1. daveydempsey

    daveydempsey Moderator Moderator

    I found this among some cutlery.

    Measures 4 inches - 100mm, smaller than a teaspoon.

    Its nickel silver from Sheffield around 1910

    Curved with a pierced shell shaped bowl.

    Sifter, Strainer, Infuser ?

    I've tried some granulated sugar with it and the grains just go through, but don't see the point.







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  2. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    Could be for sifting powdered sugar over a dessert. Might be for getting olives out of the dish they're in (if they were not already drained.)
  3. daveydempsey

    daveydempsey Moderator Moderator

    Yeah I thought Olives or Cherries, just thought I'd throw it out there for other suggestions.
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  4. gregsglass

    gregsglass Well-Known Member

    Might be a cracker spoon i.e. oyster crackers. I should think it was for powered sugar. In Britain I think it was for caster sugar.
  5. pearlsnblume

    pearlsnblume Well-Known Member

    Wow, I never would have guessed for sugar.
    I always learn here.
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  6. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    Sugar, olives ... something. Those holes are a little small for straight drainage, but for sifting they'd work fine.
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  7. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    Berry spoon?
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  8. daveydempsey

    daveydempsey Moderator Moderator

    My understanding of berry spoons is they have berries / fruit embossed/impressed in the bowl.

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  9. Dave47

    Dave47 Active Member

    Almost certainly an "olive spoon". Round bowl pierced to allow drainage.

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  10. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    Berry ladle would have been a better choice of words. Probably too small though. If it's smaller than a teaspoon, not sure how many olives it could hold either. Think my mother had something of the sort she used for after dinner mints.
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  11. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

  12. Fid

    Fid Well-Known Member

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