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The birth of a child was a great event, especially during times with high infant mortality rates, and special gifts were associated with the occasion. A silver spoon was a common offering, because it was the first utensil that an infant would use on their own. Such spoons were often embellished with coats of arms, initials, and dates to record family history. Here, the year 1599 could be a later addition, as the style of the spoon suggests it was made at an earlier date.

[Wolfram Koeppe 2015]

Spoon, Silver, Hungarian

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