A SMALL COLLECTION OF ANTIQUE SILVER
AND OBJECTS OF VERTU
THE WHAT IS? SILVER DICTIONARY

CAYENNE SCOOP
CAYENNE SPOON
PICKLE SPOON

This is a type of spoon acting as cruet stopper and used for cayenne pepper (red pepper). It has a long handle and a small narrow bowl.




Edwardian silver cayenne spoon



In the Victorian era and in the 20th century spread the use of 'devil' or 'demon' as a symbol of hot sauce and condiment used to flavor or complement foods. This is a small Edwardian 'Cayenne spoon' with devil's head made in Birmingham in 1906. The small size of its bowl demonstrates the moderation requested in using Cayenne pepper



Victorian silver condiment-jar picke-spoon or Cayenne spoon


Victorian silver condiment-jar picke-spoon or Cayenne spoon Victorian silver condiment-jar picke-spoon or Cayenne spoon


Victorian silver plated cayenne spoon Victorian crystal condiment-jar

English home page
This is a page of 'The What is? Silver Dictionary' of A Small Collection of Antique Silver and Objects of vertu, a 1500 pages richly illustrated website offering all you need to know about antique silver, sterling silver, silverplate, Sheffield plate, electroplate silver, silverware, flatware, tea services and tea complements, marks and hallmarks, articles, books, auction catalogs, famous silversmiths (Tiffany, Gorham, Jensen, Elkington), history, oddities ...
HOME - SITE MAP - SILVER DICTIONARY - COOKIES CONSENT AND PRIVACY