And all of a sudden your pewter spoons are a museum item ..
"These pewter spoons come from the wreck of the 'Sea Venture'. In 1609, the English Virginia Company, which had established Jamestown in Virginia (USA) two years earlier, permanently settled Bermuda in the aftermath of a hurricane, when the crew and passengers of Sea Venture steered the ship onto the surrounding reef to prevent it from sinking, then landed ashore."
"The fig-shaped bowls, decorative 'knobs' or handle ends and Tudor Rose touch marks on these spoons helped confirm the date of the shipwreck. Pewter and silver spoons were a common luxury, often given as wedding or christening gifts."
Caption from the National Museum of Bermuda
Ideas in teaching:
Once again, you have to know the story ( read the caption = take your time ) What about the shape of the spoons? (I think the handle is bent to make it more useful).
We don't use pewter anymore. Why not?
What makes an item an museum item? And what do you think about the worth of such? Is that the same for everyone? Or is it culture bound?
You can make a museum in a kitchen cabinet, True or not True?