crikey! that is a strange looking instrument! i think it's something to do with gardening - perhaps a mini spade for those tricky little spaces between the plants?or a mini coal shovel?tricksy!
Tricksy indeed, I like the plant idea actually but it seems wird to make it out of pewter which is weighty and slightly malleable. I'm sure the answer will come along soon.
yes.... i was thinking some kind of garden hoe .... maybe i shall ask my dad this when i see him, he is quite good at identifying these things!