EUC – EXCELLENT USED CONDITION. The Victorian Age was obsessed with Flatware. The simple regimen of Knife, Fork, Spoon, that had served Humankind for Millennia was viewed with scorn. There must be a dedicated utensil for every conceiveable purpose! Thus we witnessed the birth of Sardine Forks, Bon-Bon Spoons, Sugar Tongs, Berry Forks, Orange Spoons – the variety was endless. To the modern eye, assigning a purpose to an unusual form is often difficult. Personally, I turn to the pages of the complete Daniel Low Catalog of 1901, where a stunning variety of specific epicurian utensils are presented. Daniel Low prospered by the advent of widespread, inexpensive Public Transportation, specifically the Train and Trolley. The Post Office certainly advanced by this as well, and for the first time casual Tourism became affordable for most. Salem, the Witch City, easily reached by the vast nearby population centers of the NorthEast, was quick to capitalize on this. The shops of Salem were quickly flooded with momentoes of a visit; few vistors would return home empty-handed. It is the fine silver items manufactured by Daniel Low, using a Witch motif, that appeal to so many modern collectors. There are two major series of Daniel Low Witch Novelties. The earlier, First Version, incorporates the Trademarked Daniel Low Witch, and the infamous “Witch Pins”, reported to be used to prick the accused so as to determine guilt these were on display in the Courthouse in Salem for decades, and I did see them there a decade ago. The Courthouse has been renovated, and the current whereabouts of the Pins is unknown to me. The later, Second Version, retained the Witch, and the Pins, but added a Howling Cat, Witch’s Broom, and the Gallows Rope. This version is more elaborate, and is generally preferred by the general public. Daniel Low seems to have been so enamoured with the concept that imagination ran wild with the First Version. The Second Version has many variations of Forks, Spoons, etc. But are nothing in comparison to the seemingly endless items which appear as First Version. A new, previously unknown First Version item may appear every year or two; new Second Version items are nearly unheard of. This small First Version ORANGE SPOON is found in no catalog. I’ve observed only two or three in over twenty years of collecting. Notice the pointed tip, and the wonderful reinforcement ribs added to the upper edges (on the back of the bowl, where the bowl attaches to the handle). It measures 4-1/2 inches overall in length, and has no pitting, cracks, dents, remains crisp with no agressive polishing. The item “ANTIQUE Daniel Low SALEM WITCH Sterling Silver Souvenir ORANGE SPOON Very Rare” is in sale since Saturday, April 10, 2021. This item is in the category “Antiques\Silver\Sterling Silver (.925)\Souvenir Spoons”. The seller is “daniel-low” and is located in Salem, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay, Russian federation.
- Style: Victorian
- Age: 1892-1918
- Brand: Daniel Low
- Pattern: First Version Witch Spoon