Welsh lovespoon Sold
19th century Welsh Dolphin shaped lovespoon, with simply carved heart and the name M.Jones.
Sycamore with wonderful rich patina.
Caernarfonshire, North Wales circa 1850
9¾” long / 24.7cm long
(tip of spoon restored)
…….Caernarfonshire seems to have evolved a wooden spoon of a definite type, and the feature characteristic of this type (even shown in the love-spoon of the county) is a strengthening and ridging of the stem until it is often dolphin-shaped….From the “Guide to the collection of Welsh Folk crafts & Industries” by Iorwerth Peate. National Museum of Wales 1935