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Acorn spoon
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Eating spoon #1; Acorn

  • Time period: 1500
  • Origin: England
  • Materials: Food Grade Pewter
  • Product Dimensions: Length; 15 cm

Further details:

Copied from a pewter original, currently in York museum; the acorn knop ( top decorative piece of the spoon handle), is one of the most common decorative motifs found on spoons in England. It is a traditional symbol of immortality and was also regarded as a talisman and remedy against cholera and fluxes. This widespread style begins about 1400 and continues to be popular into the mid-seventeenth century.

Period: 1400 - 1500 AD, 1500 - 1600 AD, 1600 - 1700 AD
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