My blog has been changed to make it more appealing for those who have New England ancestors and want to see the area through photos. Things I’ll include are typical white New England churches, libraries showing their genealogical collection, historical societies, cemeteries, war memorials, in general, anything to do with history.

For four years I’ve blogged mostly about my personal genealogy in New England (Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire), New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, and the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada. I still will, can’t forget my own roots.

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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Treasure Chest Thursday

Long silver decorative serving  spoon.

Above spoon received the same time I got the Gorham "Fairfax" setting as described in post called A Mixed Table Setting.


lindalee said...

I LOVE antique tableware. I have to take the time to check my Kovel book on silver hallmarks to see if yours is mentioned.

Susan (Nolichucky Roots) said...

Such a fun way to start the day. If my eyes are to be trusted (no comments) it looks like it's a Georgian piece made by Joseph Hicks in Exeter, England in 1806. A gorgeous spoon.

The New Genealogist said...

Very pretty! I like to collect spoons when I travel places - unfortunately a lot of the ones sold as souvenirs are lacking in quality.

Barbara Poole said...

I'm so glad to know it is old Susan. It must have been bought in Connecticut, because nobody was in England at that time. Interesting. Thanks to all of you for your comments. Oh, maybe I should use it, this was the first time I polished it in 30 years!

Cheryl Palmer said...

Barbara, you sure have some wonderful, old heirlooms! You are very fortunate!