Antique Late 18th Century Pennsylvania German Wooden Love Spoon
There are not enough superlatives to describe this rare and amazing wooden wedding or love spoon. It is made of wood but the surface is so delicate and the patina so perfect that it looks like it is a horn spoon. The scrimshaw carvings on the handle show the love that the young man had for his love that was to be his wife. A flower, two hearts, a center elongated diamond that surrounds what may be a pomegranate (for fertility) and the initials 'RM' are carved on the handle along with multiple hash marks that complete and raise up the decorations. To add to its beauty, there is carvings around the entire length of the handle that are also intricately carved and decorated. If you look closely at the edges of that carved handle, it almost looks like highly polished horn. This beautiful spoon is 8.5" long.
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