How very, very slim she must have been.
We also found some spoons and things- horribly tarnished. Discoveries like this turn me slightly manic- and I volunteered to polish them all. My mother produced a book on silvermarks and we dated what we could. There were three Georgian spoons and everything else was Victorian or twentieth century. The egg cup (Birmingham 1919) was- my mother thinks- a trophy my grandfather won playing tennis.
And then there was a box of trinkets belonging to my grandmother- including some inch-high dolls in traditional costume she brought back from Mallorca- at least 40 years ago- still in their tissue paper and as smart and bright as if the shop assistant had just wrapped them.