Early spoons frequently have hexagonal handles and a finial. The sliphead table spoon is another early spoon which has no finial and the handle is cut away with an angle. The most prolific cast terminal/finial is the sealtop and hence the sealtop spoon. This ends in a circular disk at the top of the handle and quite often had the initials from the owner and could therefor provide as a seal. Earlier spoons had a small seal and this tended to get greater in later productions. After this period the spoon stem transitioned from being slender to the widening Puritan type handle of the 18th 100 years and resembles the tea spoon handle of today. These alterations occurred very gradually and the bowl also became lower and more functional.
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