Spoons have perhaps the longest history of any artefact, having been
forged ever since man discovered the importance of handling liquids.
Simon Moore traces the history of English spoons, explaining the many
changes in style and form, and exploring the corresponding social
position through the ages. Spoons that once graced medieval ducal
tables appear alongside those of base metal used by commoners is this
beautiful history of an implement that has always held great
fascination for collectors. The author examines the Arts and Crafts
Movement's contributions to European designs at the end of the
nineteenth century and shows how this influence was revisited by
British designs over the following decades, whilst also offering the
collector guidelines to follow should they find an antique spoon of
unknown origin and date.