Folk Art

Welsh Love Spoon

A Welsh Love Spoon from an important collection.

The long handle of this spoon suggests an 18th century date while the shape of the handle’s terminal is itself reminiscent of a heart shape and is attended with three carved rings. The spoon has a deep rich colour and patination its scraffito decoration revealing on the handle the name W.Walter which is embellished above with a heart, decoration that is possibly infilled with black-wax – bearing in mind that it also has a cawl shaped bowl – this may indicate that it was sailor made.

Provenance: formerly in the Eila Grahame collection.

Product features
  • Wales
  • Circa 1790
  • Length 9"

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