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Scoop

1991.659 (RS20998)

Description

Wooden flour scoop, probably turned and the center gouged; in the shape of a shell.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1770-1800
Inscriptions
Incised into notch at center top of shell: EF [with partially encircling line]
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
carving (processes)
incising
maple (wood)
turning (shaping process)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Food Processing T&E
Descriptive terms
Carved
carving (processes)
cookware
Incised
incising
Possibly maple (wood)
Scoop
scoops (serving utensils)
Shell
Turned
turning (shaping process)
Wood
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
2 1/2 x 3 1/2 (HxD), 8 1/4 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.659
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
8456
Reference Notes
Image: "In the center of the lower shelf appears a wooden scoop fashioned in the exact form of a large surf-shell clam."
Related Items
Title Fork Accession number 1991.620 Notes 1991.620 FORK Relationship Inscription: monogram "EF"

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