The artifact consists of a set of eleven elegant silver spoons and one large server. They are French in style, decorated with shells in the crown ducal motif, and were made between 1814 & 1870 in the Papal States.
The crown ducal motif is still popular in pottery, fine china, gold and silver jewelry and flatware, but it started during the papacy of Pope Pius VII who reigned from 1800 to 1823.
What makes them valuable to this Collection is the imprinted symbol of the papacy, the cross keys and tiara.
The serving spoon measures close to twelve inches, and the individual candy spoons are close to five inches in length.