Elwell, Newton W. / Colonial silverware of the 17th and 18th centuries : comprising solid sets, small wares, candelabras, communion service, etc.
XXIX. Collection of silver tankards and cans -- 1772 [and] spoons, sugar tongs, pepper box and mustard pot, p. PL XXIX
Page PL XXIX
PI 1 i\ LAL~!V} N 1)1 ~tIL'~tf\ ~X~Ni'~t\E(t)N ~-~lNl) ~X~N~'.uji~'. Spoons. Sugar Tongs, Pepper Box and Mustard Pot. The large spoon shown is for !raly; and i about i inches in lengti. the little spoon, with the open work bowl and straight needle-like handle, was used in colonial days for taking tea out fi the tea caddy and the pointed handle was used to punch out the nose of the tea pot when it became clogged with tea leaves. These pieces of silver are very typical of the old style and very valuable.
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