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Caption Silver Salt Spoon
Object Name Spoon, Salt
Object ID 1999.39.8
Description Silver salt spoon. The spoon is marked "PURE COIN," and " A.K. Childs" on the back. The round bowl of spoon is .75" wide and the handle is .5" wide.
The small spoon was used with a small container full of salt called a salt cellar for individual seasoning of each person's food. These were used in times when salt was not free-flowing and
was not kept in a salt shaker.


Year Range from 1830
Year Range to 1860
Dimensions L-3.5 inches
Search Terms Food service pieces
Subjects Silverware
Spoons
Provenance According to the donor, the artifact originated in America at the Plymouth Colony, or was brought on ship from England in the 1700s and the owner was probably the granddaughter of Gov. William Bradford, Speedy Fitch (ancestor of donor). However, research indicates that A.K Childs (which is marked on the back of spoon) was a silversmith in Athens, GA 1847-1861.
Condition Good