Folding Spoon, steel and silver

Folding Spoon, steel and silver

Folding Spoon

Steel and silver, partly gilded
Carlsbad, Bohemia (now Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic), 1680-1720
Mark (unidentified)
Owner's mark 'AS'
Fitzhenry gift

This spoon was part of a travelling set with a knife and fork. The handle is hinged to allow it to be folded and stored. The handle has a design in gold on the surface. Gold leaf was heated, rubbed and hammered on and then burnished. Carlsbad was a spa town famous for its souvenirs.