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Victorian Silver Plique-A-Jour Enamel Grapefruit Spoon

Victorian Silver Plique-A-Jour Enamel Grapefruit Spoon

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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Metals: Silver: Sterling: Pre 1900: Item # 331666
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Very unusual Victorian sterling silver grapefruit spoon with a wonderful plique-a-jour enamel assymetrical handle decorated in six shades of translucent enamel. It is quite unusual for plique-a-jour enamel to have been used on a grapefruit spoon, as it was so fragile that it was usually reserved for more delicate pieces like demitasse spoons. The back is marked with Imperial Austrian marks in use 1866-1922.

Origin: Austria, ca. 1880. Condition: excellent, no enamel damage, original gilding. Size: 5” long.