17th Century Dutch Silver Monkey Spoon. The Dutch Used These Spoons To Celebrate Births, Marriages, Deaths And Other Passings In Life.
There Are Different Theories As To Why They Are Called Monkey Spoons, Because They In No Way Resemble Monkeys. One Theory Is That It Would Be Hung On The Side Of A Bowl With The Curved Hook End Of The Spoon Dangling, Similar To The Way Monkeys Do When Hanging From A Branch In A Tree. Who Knows For Sure Why, But It Certainly Creates Intrigue To These Collectible Spoons. The Spoon Is In Excellent Condition.The Spoon Measures 5 1/2 Long x 1 9/16 width of the spoon. The item "17th Century Dutch Silver Monkey Spoon" is in sale since Thursday, May 14, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Non-U. The seller is "antiquemaven610aol" and is located in Huntington Station, New York.
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