8 Antique Sterling Silver Ice Tea Straw Sipping Spoons

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  • Item Category: Metals
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Nov 28, 2006
  • Channel: Auction House
This auction is for a vintage antique set of eight (8) sterling silver sipping straw iced tea spoons. They could be used to ice cream sodas, mint julips, lemonaid or any beverage of your choice. Each spoon straw measures approx 8" long. They are unique in that they have a twisted handle, which is hard to find. Most other types of straw soons are a smooth handle. They are stamped STERLING in the twists of the top near the spoon part. I can't find a maker. The spoon part is in the shape of a heart. T is a little hole in the handle for sipping. They are pretty and in very nice condition. As with any antique silver t are some minor scratches. I have polished them up and they nice and shiny.
This is from Spoon World site:
These were an interesting type of spoon variation is the "straw spoon". The spoon handle is a straw while the spoon bowl can be used to stir the drink. Spoon straws come in several different styles, and occasionally we will find a souvenir straw variation, but the styling does not really lend itself to this purpose. Most, however, are designed to be used rather than displayed. Sterling straws are a lot classier than the plastic ones which we currently use. In the late 18th century, metal straws were used in Holland with brandy and punch bowls for all festive occasions. Sterling-Heart Straws add their own festive note to the serving of iced tea, iced coffe
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