A beautiful asset for any tea table, this early Silver Sugar Sifter Confection Spoon is exceptional and quite rare to find. Known as Saupoudreuse or Sugar Sifting Spoons, they are difficult to come by these days. This piece has an exquisite scalloped pierced bowl, and a hand carved handle patterned with elegant Louis XVI Rococo styling.
The sifter spoon has a fluted and intricately pierced bowl, meant for sprinkling powdered sugar over fruit or dessert - Muffins, Crumpets or Cakes. Hallmarked on the bowl for sterling, I have not been able to identify the silversmith who created this beauty. Reeded and shell pattern on the handle, the front of the bone does have a separation as shown, it has been there for almost a century. A gorgeous and sturdy piece to add to your collection of fine silver.