Table spoons, standard 800 silver c1828, fiddle pattern, St. Petersburg, 241 gms, . (4)
fiddle pattern. A design of cutlery, the "fiddle" pattern, is named because the resulting shape is said to to be similar to a violin with the top of the stem as the peg box, the parallel-sided stem as the neck and the dished section (of a spoon) the body. The pattern was popular in Britain from the 1800s to around 1920.
There are several variants to the fiddle pattern: fiddle and thread, fiddle and shell and fiddle, thread and shell.
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