Item: Straining Spoon Description: Wooden handle and
pierced bowl Hallmark: London
circa 1680 by Francis Garthorne Dimensions: 368mm long
are pleased to offer an extremely rare late Charles II period strainer
spoon. With its rosewood handle (for protection from heat) and its
14.5" length, the spoon's intended use was probably for serving
vegetables. The spoon has simple drilled holes within its bowl (n.b. the
leading edge is a little worn from use) and a bold rattail to the reverse.
It bears a clear example of the maker's mark to the reverse of the stem (see
Jacksons page 134 - 12th entry).
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