SPOON FED: Thirty spoons & other stories with Sally “Buttons”

Wednesday 3 Oct 2012, 10:15 AM – 11:45 AM

As a silversmith and eclectic collector, Sally “Buttons” shares her knowledge, to reveal the history and usage of the ubiquitous spoon. In this intimate conversation, Buttons will enlighten us about methods of manufacture and tell their tales through a number of spoons, made of silver and other materials, which will also be on view.

Sally "Buttons" is a Cornishwoman and colourful antiquarian, noted for her eclectic knowledge. Past President of The Brighton Antique Collectors’ Club, French speaking, world travelled raconteuse, teacher, potter, weaver, silversmith and collector. Graduate of London and Deakin universities, marriage celebrant and for 25 years a ‘button nut’ who is always willing to share her passions.

maker unknown, London, England, seasoning spoons, hallmarked London 1764, Britannia standard, The Johnston Collection (A0826-1989)

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