Spoons have changed the life of many people. It is a hobby collector's item and the spoons of the ancient days were made from shells and they have come a long way to be now made from varying kinds of materials. Even in the Eastern countries that were using other materials like chop sticks to eat the food are now turning to spoon collection at least as a hobby.
The spoon collection is a great hobby and it not only helps the individual to gain pleasure from the collection, but the person will also be able to exhibit it and get laurels. There are many people who use the spoon collection as an investment. Just imagine if you had bought a gold spoon collection about 10 years back, the value of the same spoon collection would have dramatically increased. The reason for this is not only that the value of the gold has galloped rapidly, but also because of the value of the collection will increase over time, especially if it is a very rare collection.
Spoons have always been an important part of human life. The reason is that it is used as a part of the kitchen item and you may have used varying kinds fo spoons depending on who is using them. The royal families of the yester years have made different expensive spoons to showcase their might and power. This has slowly rubbed on to the other people and the spoons that they used became a symbol of pomp and wealth. Over time, these spoons that were used by the pompous and the mighty were collected by other people and though spoon collecting became a common hobby only in the recent past, it has existed over the centuries from the time the modern day spoons were first used.
In the days before the modern spoons were made, the main materials that were used to make the spoons were materials like gold and silver. Even these days, these materials are used to make spoons. It should also be known that the spoons were made from other materials like bones, ivory and even horns. These were the ones that were used in ancient times. The spoon actually means wooden chip, which originated from the word spon!
The role of silver spoons has not only been the use in making the water clean when it is used. It has also been used for many other purposes. It has been seen that the silver spoons are very unique in that they have antibacterial properties that have helped in using them in many situations. Only after the role of chemical reactions was seen by scientists was the system understood.
The silver spoons that are made these days are mainly made for the collectors. There are also other kinds of spoons that are made, but these have varying properties that cannot be understood. In Rome, during the beginning of the first century, there were mainly two different kinds of spoons that were used. One called as the ligula was mainly used in the process of drinking liquid food like soups and porridge. The design of this spoon was such that it was easy to use this for the consumption of liquids. The other spoon that was used was called as the cochleare and this was different from the first one in shape and use. This was used to consume foods like sea foods and even eggs. The shape of each spoon was different and the sizes also varied. So, the collection of spoons is a never ending hobby with the availability of varying kinds of spoons.
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