| In those early Victorian days the frugal
homemaker did not set
spoons out at each place when setting a table. Indeed, she may not have had
enough spoons to go around! Instead, the spoons were kept in a “spooner”
and placed on the table within reach of those who might need them.
It seems so reasonable a practice, we wonder why it was dropped by most
Americans around the turn of the twentieth century.
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A pretty McKee pattern
from the1880s. It is 5 3/8" tall and only $34.
also made by McKee in this lucious Kelly Green color.
It is from ca. 1898,
4 1/2" tall and $46.
FLORENCE aka Two Handle.
A shortie 4 1/4" tall by La Belle Glass Co. ca. 1877
|LANCASTER #450 has great gilding at the top. 4 1/2" tall by Lancaster Glass Co.
ca. 1912 $38
APOLLO aka Shield Band by Adams ca. 1886. It is engraved & 6 1/2" tall. $36
|BEADED DART BAND
is a Geo. Duncan & Sons
pattern, #600 ca. 1880s.
It is 5 1/4" tall. $38
|ESTHER aka Tooth & Claw by Riverside in scarce amber stain & engraved.
It is 4 1/2" tall. $70
|SAXON, by Adams Glass Co.
It is 6" tall & $25
|X-RAY by Riverside in a rare gold wash with enamel decor. See also HERE.
It is 4 1/2" tall. $55
PICKET FENCE aka London by King Glass Co. ca 1880s. It is 5" tall with minimal top roughness, see HERE. $55
|NEVADA, a beautiful U S Glass Co. States' pattern ca. 1902.
It is 4" tall & $54
|FEATHER aka Finecut is 4 1/2" tall by Beatty Brady ca. 1890s. $38|
|DOUBLE PINWHEEL pattern spooner is double handled. It was made by Indiana Glass Co. Dunkirk ca. 1915. It could
also be the sugar bowl in
this pattern. $38
WHEAT & BARLEY,
|QUEEN ANNE, a 5" tall pattern by LaBelle Glass Co. It is engraved with foliage. $42||SYLVAN by Fostoria,
#1119 ca. 1902. It is 4"
WISCONSIN U S Glass Co. State's pattern -
|RIBBED DROPLET BAND
a perky pattern by Geo. Duncan
& Sons - with amber staining
within the frosting.
there is a small flat flake on
top of one 'toe'. $64
|STRIGIL was made by Tarentum according to Welker ca. 1902. This has essentially perfect gold around the top. It is
4" tall and $42.
describes this pattern perfectly. The maker is not known to us
but the date would be ca. 1870s.
5 1/2" tall. $42
|TWO BANDS aka
Doyle's #200 ca. 1880
Scarce in color $65
And here is the 5 1/4" tall
|JERSEY SWIRL is a very
tall spooner but at 6 1/4" tall,
it could be used as a celery
vase. It was made by the
Windsor Glass Co. ca. 1886.
It has a small flake on the base
edge seen HERE. $45
One with no damage is $55.
|KING'S CROWN aka XLCR by Adams Glass Co. ca. 1890. It is 6 1/4" tall and guaranteed to be original issue. There is a flat flake on the outside of one top scallop seen
PICKET FENCE aka London - a quaint pattern by King Glass Co. ca. 1880s. It has tiny flakes off the inside of 2 top corner scallops, seen HERE. $55
|REEDING aka Four Lines
is a Cambridge Glass Co.
pattern ca. 1916. The gold
decor is fabulous! $38 (we have
a creamer and butter to
match in their web Stores)
by Central Glass Co. ca. 1880s. 4" x 3 3/4" at the top. It has a corner flake & base flake seen HERE.
BUDDED IVY possibly
Is that not a novel name for this unique spooner design? It is only pictured in
one reference. The maker is unknown
but it is consistent with glass from the 1870s or 80s. It is 5 1/2" tall. $65
|BOX IN BOX is a pattern by the Riverside Glass Co. ca. 1894. It has great ruby
staining & vintage engraving on one
side and "Grandma 1898" on the other
side. Its problem is that one of its top
points is chipped off. Still a beauty! $55
|MITRED PRISM is a Model Flint Co.
product. With two twisted glass handles, it
makes a pretty & useful
table decoration. $45
|This BANDED ICICLE spooner is by
a maker unknown in the references. It is non-flint and a little
larger in diameter than
most spooners. $45
CLASSIC is one of the premier patterns made in Victorian America. From Gillinder Glass Co. in the 1870s, it is only $85 because one of the legs has been repaired.
|FLOWER MEDALLION aka Eclipse (OMN) aka Indiana Dunkirk #158 ca. 1915.
It has some gold and rose
color left but it is faded. $38
We have one with no color
seen HERE for $42
|WHEAT & BARLEY pattern is a very
Victorian design. It was made by Bryce Bros.
ca. 1880s. $38
SCROLL WITH FLOWERS aka Modern Ware by
McKee Glass Co. ca. 1880 has a slight bit of inside
|ACTRESS - Made by Adams & Co. 1880 - 85
The taller variation on the left is "As Is" because it has a LARGE chip
seen HERE on one of the top scallops. **SOLD**
The shorter variation (middle photo) is damage free & $85.
The photo on the right is of the actress on the other side of the shorter spooner.
|LION WITH CABLE aka Tiny Lion - see Lions atop the handles? A Gillinder pattern from 1877, it is beautifully engraved - see also HERE & HERE. $57||This milk glass BLACKBERRY has a
small chip under one
handle. It is a Hobbs, Brockunier product
from 1870. $42
SWAG w/ BRACKETS
|SWAG BLOCK aka Duncan #326 is from ca. 1891. It has seen a lot of spoons in its day! There is wear around the top $35.||BIRD & STRAWBERRY is one of the most popular of all EAPG patterns. This piece has great paint decor and light gold trip on the rim. No glass damage. $95.||GOTHIC aka
Spearpoint Band by McKee ca. 1902. Pretty good gold decor.
|CACTUS is Greentown's pattern #375. This spooner is in 'like new' condition.
See another view HERE.
It was made in 1899 in chocolate glass. $57
|PRISM & FLUTE made by Bakewell, Pears & Co in the 1870s. This was perhaps made to be a tumbler but it also works for a spooner. $68||LATE PANELLED GRAPE
by Beatty Brady & Indiana
Glass Co. ca. 1908.
Beautiful handles & very
great design impression.
|TAUNTON aka SCROLL by O'Hara ca 1889
is a very hard to find pattern! There is a .5" flat flake under
but hard to notice it. $35
Is a pattern by Higbee Glass Co. and is one of the very few patterns of EAPG that is "signed" by the maker. The signature is the Higbee "Bee" in the base. There is a faint amount of gold on the top rim. $55
|GENEVA aka Shell & Scroll is a Northwood pattern made
in custard glass with painted decor. See
another view HERE.
It is 4 1/4" tall.
|DAISY & BUTTON
w/ CROSSBARS in
beautiful amber was made by Richards & Hartley ca. 1885.
It is 5 1/2" tall.
RING BAND is Heisey's
|The TEXAS state pattern
by the U S Glass Co. ca 1900 is very hard to find
in table set pieces & especially hard to find in
the Rose blush stain. This blush is about 65% and
the spooner is $275.
|Emerald green X RAY is
a Riverside pattern ca. 1899.
The gold trim is not perfect
but very good for 100 years
of use. There is a tiny bit of
slag near the top edge & it is $75.
|COTTAGE pattern is a product of the Adams Glass Co. ca 1870s. this spooner has some roughness on under side of top edge and some wear from spoons in base. $36|
|This precious engraved spooner is named
Bullet Band. It was made by the Columbia Glass Co. ca 1887. HERE is a company catalog likeness of it from 1891. $35
|Bryce Brothers #79 is
more commonly called CHAIN W/ STAR. Made
ca 1882, this spooner
has no damage and is
Adams ca 1874 in blue
has a base chip.
|MAINE is the
U S Glass Co. States'
pattern made ca. 1899. This is the sugar bowl missing its lid,
but works for a spooner in
this very scarce pattern. $75
HAMILTON - non-flint, made by the Cape Cod Glass Co. in the 1860s $75
is a product of Campbell
Jones & Co. ca. 1870s.
Just think of the spoons
that have been set
|PRESSED LEAF was also called NPL (New Pressed Leaf) by McKee who made the pattern in 1867. Countless spoons have left their mark on the top edge and base. $48||
DIAMOND POINT LOOP in apple green. The maker is unknown but ca. 1880s. This is actually a sugar bowl missing its lid, but works as a spooner too. $65
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