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Lot 42C: Native American Indian Folk Art Hand Hewn Effigy Ladle Spoon 1800s
25 October 2016
Milton, DE, USA
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Description: This is an antique Native American Woodlands Indian ceremonial effigy ladle from New England, circa 1800s. The Native American wooden effigy ladle was hand hewn from one solid piece of wood using stones, knives and perhaps a beaver tooth for smoothing. The smaller Native American Woodland Indian ladles were used everyday as eating implements, while sharing a community bowl. The longer handled effigy ladles were used as a ceremonial ladles and for special celebrations. This wooden effigy ladle has a large deep bowl for sipping and eating. The Native American effigy ladle shows handmade characteristic with hand hewn marks. This primitive hand hewn ladle shows inactive worm holes. On the end of the ladle there is carved large hook handle effigy that appears to be a bird's beak in form and shape. The large hook also serves for hanging.
Condition Report: Age appropriate patina and wear
Dimensions: 11 inches long and 5 inches wide