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Container: Spoon box

Object Number: 
INV.1053
Date: 
ca. 1723
Medium: 
Pine, iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 10 x 6 x 5 1/2 in. ( 25.4 x 15.2 x 14 cm )
Description: 
Pine spoon box with open floor crossed by five rods; side walls pierced by two side-long hearts connected by barbed line; on the outside of one end is a pair of hearts, one inside the other, curving lines, initials, and a date; the other end is plain, but comes to a curving, rounded point at the top, and is pierced below the point with a half-oval.
Gallery Label: 
In German, these spoon boxes are called "loffelkasten."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group