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S2778 Antique Treen 19th Century Fruitwood Love Spoon

A fine Welsh fruitwood love spoon of exceptional quality, having a handle of an architectural design of three pillared caged lanterns, the top two each containing a ball, and the bottom one containing two balls. The balls graduate in size and the lanterns are all minutely chip carved all over in the traditional manner. These are above a sloping panel to the pointed bowl, which is supported at the back with an open finely carved rope twist.

The whole is of a most delicate nature, in pristine condition, and has a pale honey colour and good patination. An excellent example of fine workmanship.

Sold 9 in. (23 cm.) Wide
2 in. (5 cm.) Deep
Welsh Circa 1820