Pear-shaped spoons with long, pointed handles were found throughout the Empire. Some were used specifically for the Christian liturgy; others, like this one, simply served as luxury household utensils.
Found in northern France.; J. Pierpont Morgan, London and New York (from at least 1911-1917)
Ricci, Seymour de. Catalogue of a Collection of Gallo-Roman Antiquities Belonging to J. Pierpont Morgan. Paris: C. Berger, 1911. no. 211, p. 33, pl. XI.
Foltiny, Stephen. "Spätrömische und völkerwanderungszeitliche Silberlöffel aus der alten Welt im Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York." In Opuscula Iosepho Kastelic sexagenario dicata. Situla, Vol. 14-15. Ljubljana: National Museum of Slovenia, 1974. p. 265, pl. 21.