Scoop

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1770-1800

GUSN

GUSN-8456

Description

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

Details

Descriptive Terms

scoops (serving utensils)
cookware
turning (shaping process)
wood (plant material)
incising
maple (wood)
carving (processes)
Turned
Carved
Incised
Shell
Wood
Scoop

Inscription

Incised into notch at center top of shell: EF [with partially encircling line]

Associated Building

Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

2 1/2 x 3 1/2 (HxD), 8 1/4 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.659

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."

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