These 30s tea spoons are by turns nationalistic, kitsch, and utterly adorable.
The spoons are silver plated [ESPN] and very unusual- I haven’t found anything like them in my retro hunting travels.
Each spoon is unique- very unusual for the 1930s; the spoon heads feature different Australian animals- koala, merino sheep, kangaroo, lyre bird, kookaburra and emu; – and the handles are asymmetrical, fashioned to resemble a branch and being adorned with boomerangs and either a kookaburra or a koala.
And then the spoon bowls are all the same, as if the crazy handle was quite enough. Nationalism is all very well, but one must have a precise measure of sugar for one’s tea!