An Edwardian silver Red Cross Medicine Spoon.
A silver Red Cross Medicine Spoon, Birmingham 1902, by Levi and Salaman, the heel of the bowl with a registered design number 389396, and the handle terminal with red enamel cross. In its original fitted case.
On the excellent website forum: http://925-1000.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=40362 there are some contemporary articles illustrating various types of medicine spoons, including the Red Cross Spoons. The ‘Detroit Medical Journal‘ of June 1902 wrote that ‘For those who believe in individual cleanliness, especially in the case of sickness in the family, this spoon is just the thing.’
Good with some light surface scratches. The enamel perfect.
Length – 10.80 cm.; Width – 3.10 cm.; Depth – 2.50 cm.; Weight – 27 gms. The outer case not measured.