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S/4926 Antique Treen 18th Century Sycamore Punch Ladle

An exceptional 18th century sycamore punch ladle, having a deep rectangular flared bowl that has a gadrooned foot and a triple open spiral rope twist terminating in a dogs head with eyes and teeth, under which is a scrolled rim hook ending in a four sided flat and tapered spear shaped handle. It was made from a single piece of sycamore and the skill and design is quite remarkable with the whole having a lovely honey colour and original patination.

Provenance: the ladle is illustrated in Owen Evan-Thomas Collection, Domestic Utensils of Wood on page 122, plate 48, is labelled W.J, Shepherd Collection Number D-1867 and is also illustrated in his sale at Sotheby's in 1983, page 84, lot 621.

Sold 14 in. (37.5 cm.) Wide
3 in. (7.5 cm.) Deep
1 in. (4.5 cm.) High
Dutch Circa 1780