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S/5666 Antique Treen Pair of Arts and Crafts Norwegian Birch Love Spoons

A fine pair of Arts and Crafts Norwegian birch love spoons, intricately carved with an open work design and having a scroll top with carved faces and animal heads. Each spoon has a faint inscribed design on the reverse. Both spoons are joined by a long open linked carved wooden chain. Chained love spoons were by repute always carved from a single piece of wood, which is a remarkable and time consuming craft. The whole has a pale honey colour and retains a patination.

Chain: 23.5 in. (59.5 cm.) long

Sold 6 in. (15 cm.) Wide
2 in. (5 cm.) Deep
Norwegian Circa 1900