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spoon rack with six spoons
  • England, United Kingdom
  • spoon rack with six spoons, 1800s
  • Where object was made: England, United Kingdom?
  • pewter
  • Object Height/Width: rack: 31.7 x 19 cm
    Object Height/Width: rack: 12.5 x 7.5 in
    Object Length: spoon, approx.: 20 cm
    Object Length: spoon, approx.: 7 7/8 in
  • Gift of Mrs. Alice Dains
  • Not on display
  • 1949.0002.06.b-h
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Description

Spoon rack and six spoons. Rack covered with engraved flowers and fish, outlined in a border. It is roughly oval-shaped with undulating half-circle and tear-shaped projections and pieces cut away. There are roughly triangular, tear-shaped, and linear pieces cut out of the center. The shelf of the rack is bent down and has come unsoldered in one place. Pewter eels form the support of the shelf which has holes for placing the spoons through. The spoons are of three different designs, e and f are the same, h is of a different design and c, d, and g are the same. All the spoons are types with large pointed bowls and thin pointed handles.