Lot 121: Museum Quality Late 18th Century Colonial Hand-Carved Folk Treenware Welsh Spoon
29 October 2016
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USALive Auction
Hand-Carved "Folk Art" Treenware Welsh Spoon Museum Quality
Late 18th Century Colonial & Revolutionary War Era, Hand-Carved Treenware Welsh Spoon or Scoop, "Folk Art" Decorated, Measures 7.5" long with 3.5" bowl, Choice Extremely Fine.
This original, 18th Century Treenware Spoon measures 7.5" long and has a 3.5" diameter bowl, of single wooden piece all Maple construction. It has a extremely well designed simple carved design on the handle and outer edge of the deep, slightly oval bowl. Original natural dark brown patina overall on the handle and inside of the bowl. Just a wonderful example of a well decorated, 18th Century Welsh spoon or scoop, sometimes called "Marriage Spoons." "Folk Art" Decorated with two triangular insets within the handle and Five Pointed Star within a zigzag carved outer design at the edges. The bottom of the bowl has a highly unusual and lovely decorative design meant to show when the Scoop is placed face down. A wonderful, Museum Quality Hand-Carved "Folk Art" Treenware Welsh Spoon.