Ornate Brass Spoon

Discussion in 'Metalware' started by Louise88, Jun 29, 2022.

  1. Louise88

    Louise88 Active Member

    Hi

    I have this lovely looking brass spoon that would be great for ice cream scooping.

    It has a wooden handle, and is very ornate and solid.

    No makers markings.

    I can't find similar. Any ideas on purpose, age, origin etc. please?

    thanks
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  2. wlwhittier

    wlwhittier Well-Known Member

    Is the handle material wood, or horn? Thanks...
     
  3. David Kiehl

    David Kiehl Well-Known Member

    They said wooden & it looks wooden! Just sayin
     
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  4. Lark

    Lark Well-Known Member

    Indonesian produces a lot of bronze with wooden handles. I have not seen that style .
     
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  5. Louise88

    Louise88 Active Member

    It is wood, thanks!
     
  6. Hollyblue

    Hollyblue Well-Known Member

    The bowl of the spoon has been poorly acid etched.
     
  7. Louise88

    Louise88 Active Member

    Thanks for your help.
     
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  8. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    The shape is that of a potato spoon.:) My favourite spoon as a child, because with those cheeks it looked like it was always smiling. A happy spoon.;)
    I have to say, it looks like it could be (water)buffalo horn. Either way, it needs a bit of TLC.
     
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  9. wlwhittier

    wlwhittier Well-Known Member

    The thickness of the bowl shown at the rim, along with the graininess of the pattern, tell me it was cast, perhaps in sand. I don't see evidence of acid etching...bicbw.
     
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