Medicine Spoons (aka: feeding spoons, infant feeders, dosage spoons, dose spoons, measuring spoons and/or sipping spoons)
Feeding (or medicine) spoons were often manufactured in the early part of the 20th Century. Many folks that collect these also collect infant feeders and describe them as also being infant feeders. One can not dismiss that they are very nice to the eye (being so small - about 3 inches in length of so). Some are often characterized as teabag holders, caddy spoons, butter boats, sipping spoons and/or dosage spoons when you see them for sale. With all that - I also admit that some actually are caddy spoons and/or butter boats. To even confuse you more I have been told that people did use caddy spoons and butter boats to administer medicine in the past because that is what they had available at the time. Except for a few Creamware graduated and ungraduated varieties however (and the actual caddy spoons and butter boats) a majority of them are early 20th Century however.
They also have a lot of different back handle designs:
Below is what many consider the Holy Grail of all feeding / medicine spoons. If the opportunity comes where you have the opportunity to acquire if for your collection - do it - and I dare say at any price - they are that rare:
I want to also comment on the below items. While originally intended as butter boats they were also frequently used as medicine spoons / boat as well because of their beauty, petite size and cup shaped bowl.
Please look at the Photo Library as it contains a nice inventory of wonderfully representative samples to enjoy and study.