Watrous Olive Spoon 13″

Here is a silver plated bar spoon / olive spoon marked “Watrous Mfg. Co”. It measures 13 and 1/8 inches in length. At the end of the long twist shank is a slightly curved handle in the ” Plymouth” pattern. The bowl shape is not the classic bar spoon shape with a wider tip but the twisted handle and aerating pierced bowl makes me think this must have been intended for bar use. The pierced holes might also indicate that it was used to strain olives from a large jar. The bowl is slightly tipped up not flat on the table. Its long 13 and 1/8 inch profile certainly makes a statement.

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This pattern was designed by Gustav Strohhaker and patented June 8, 1897. The pattern was assigned to Watrous Mfg. Co. of Wallingford, CT. There is a “C” monogram in script on the handle.

This spoon is available here at my Etsy shop:

https://www.etsy.com/shop/queenofsienna

 

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