Spooners are also known as spoon holders. They were set on the table and filled with spoons. Teaspoons were used most often at meals and teatime so the spooners were just left on the table.
Spoon holders can be used for much more than holding your silverware at the table. You can add some mints or nuts with a small serving spoon. Or even add a small spray of colorful flowers. Mini Christmas ornaments or tiny Easter Eggs would also add a pop of color to your holiday table! Or just display them as is on a shelf!
EAPG Spooner Plain Ruffled Rim Glass
Antique EAPG Glass Spooner. This antique Early American Pattern Glass spooner features a slightly ruffled rim. It sits on a short pedestal base. I have yet to be able to identify the pattern. It is approx. 4 3/4" tall and 4" across the top with a base of approx. 2 3/4". There is quite a bit of wear, aging and scratching to the spooner.
Beautiful Lady Spooner Bryce Higbee EAPG
Antique EAPG Spooner. This antique Early American Pattern Glass spooner is in the Beautiful Lady pattern by Bryce, Higbee and Company. It dates to 1903. The spooner is approx. 5" tall x 3 1/2" across the top and 3" base. There is some chipping to the spooner. It also has wear and aging and some scratching.
Chandelier Crown Jewels Spooner EAPG OHara Glass
Antique EAPG Chandelier Spooner. This antique Early American Pattern Glass Spooner is in the Crown Jewels or Chandelier pattern by O'Hara Glass. It was produced around 1888. It is approx. 4 3/4" tall and 4" across the top. It is in good condition with wear and aging along with scratching. There is some chipping to the teardrops, mostly on the bottom.
Two Band Spooner Antique EAPG Doyle and Company No. 200
Antique Two Band Spooner. This antique Early American Pattern Glass spooner was made by Doyle and Company around the 1880's. The pattern is No. 200 aka Two Band. The spooner is approx. 5" x 3 1/2" across the top. It is in good condition with some wear, aging and scratching.
Apollo Spooner Antique EAPG Adams Glass Spoon Holder 1886
Antique EAPG Spooner. This antique Early American Pattern Glass Spooner is in the Apollo pattern by Adams and company. It dates to 1886. The spoon holder is approx. 6 1/4" tall x 3 1/2" across the top. It does have some wear, aging and scratching.
EAPG Spooner Three Handled Loving Cup Style Flowers Swags
Antique EAPG Spooner. This antique Early American Pattern Glass spooner features a flower and swag design. It is in the style of a loving cup with its 3 handles. The pattern is unknown at this time. It is listed as such on the West Viriginia Museum of American Glass, (2014.62.588). The spooner is approx. 3 3/4" tall x 3 3/8" across the top. There is quite a bit of wear and aging. It has scratching from use on the inside and water staining. There are imperfections and air bubbles in the glass. There is a spot on the rim where there is a polished cut. There are chips on the handles.
Flat Diamond Spooner Richards and Hartley EAPG Pillar Lippman
Antique Flat Diamond Spooner. This antique Early American Pattern Glass spooner was made by Richards and Hartley. It is in their Flat Diamond pattern, aka Pillar and/or Lippman. The spooner was produced around the 1880's. It is approx. 5 1/2" tall x 3 1/2" across the top and 3" across the base. The spooner has wear, aging, and scratching.
Bellaire Goblet Company Spooner Antique EAPG No. 151 Bulls Eye
Antique Bellaire Goblet EAPG Spooner. This antique Early American Pattern Glass spooner was made by the Bellaire Goblet Company. The spooner is pattern no. 151, aka Bull's Eye and Spearhead; Bull's Eye Variation; Concave Circle; Excelsior; Giant Bull's Eye. The spooner dates to around 1890. It is approx. 4" tall x 3 1/4" across. There is wear, aging, scratching and chipping to the bottom.
Beaumont Glass Inside Ribbing Spooner Antique EAPG Green Glass NO. 101 Pressed Optic 1902
Antique Beaumont Spooner. This antique early American pattern glass spooner is in the No. 101 pattern by Beaumont Glass. It is aka Inside Ribbing and Pressed Optic. The green glass dish has enameled flowers and gold leaves on it. The spooner dates to 1902. It is approx. 4" tall x 3" across the opening. It is in good condition with some wear, aging and loss of paint. There is some chipping along the bottom.
What exactly was a condensed milk container? If you have seen one in person, it does look rather confusing. Most found today have an underplate, a container with a hole in the bottom and a lid to go on top.
So how does it work? The honest truth is, the condensed milk container's sole purpose was to hide the can of food. Simple as that. In the Victorian times, it was unacceptable to place food on the table in it's original container. Originally the containers were a matching 5 piece set, including a spoon and liner. The spoon and liner are the 2 pieces which are harder to find.
So the hole in the bottom? To push the can out, so you did not have to tip it upside down and spill out the remaining milk. Most condensed milk container's are porcelain but some can be found in metal.