Other Antiques


Rat-Tailed Spoon 

English, 1709

Maker: Lawrence Jones, London. Engraved with monarch and owner's initials ML. Heavy gauge silver with very little wear. This long, oval bowl is perfect for eating thick soup or chowder. One of the best you'll find.


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Three Medieval Portraits on Bone 

English, 15th c.

A remarkable group of three profile portraits carved on marrow bones. Probably mounted on a table cabinet for valuables. They are so lifelike they might almost be portraits of the family. One of the most exceptional examples of medieval art that we've been able to offer. From an English collection formed in the 1970s.


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Spoon Rack 

Welsh, mid-18th c.

It's the exceptional pierced crest that makes this one stand out! Other good things are the racks that take 12 wide handled spoons; the candlebox with its original, locally-made wire hinges, and the good medium-dark honey color. A nice country piece.


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Scythe Sharpener 

English, 17th/18th c.

The sort of unregarded tool that never survives. But this one did. Mowers using scythes to cut hay carried the horn sheath on their belt, and used the iron to keep the scythe razor sharp. Age has given the horn a wonderfully tactile texture. The iron is smooth on one side from use, and rough cast on the other. The form is unchanged since the Middle Ages, as the illumination shows.


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Dutch (or English), 1700-1720

An unusual find. Top of the line Dutch baroque castings mounted on a simple oak board. Removable candleholder with acorn drop.


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