This generous sterling silver baby cereal spoon is ideal to use to eat and enjoy their first breakfast or perhaps dinner or even a dessert. They are so versatile! The silver spoon is a suitable size for small mouths and has a moon and star motif on the handle. A matching silver bowl is part of this collection. Silver is known for its health attributes and is very suitable to be given as a present at a christening, baptism or birthday.
How it is made
The spoon is blanked from a thick silver sheet and then the bowl area is cross-rolled to reduce the thickness and enlarge that section. The blank is then placed into a top and bottom steel die and struck to press the pattern onto the handle. The bowl is then formed using a male and female punch and die. Next the "flash" (excess material) is removed from around the outside and the spoon is bent to its final shape.
At this stage, the making process is paused while it is sent to the London Assay Office where the spoon is scraped and tested to ensure it contains more than 92.5% silver. Providing a positive result is received from the laboratory, the hallmark symbols are burnt into the surface of the silver using a laser.
Upon return to the silversmith's workshop, the spoon is polished using an electric polishing lathe and 4 grades of compound until it is bright and all the blemishes removed. At this stage, the moon and stars symbols are sand-blasted onto the handle. It is finally repolished, cleaned and packed into the luxury, green satin-lined "Over the Moon" presentation boxes.