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Spoon

Spoon

  • Place of origin:

    Tibet (made)

  • Date:

    19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver, chased and hammered

  • Museum number:

    IM.99-1910

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Spoons were one of the few pieces of cutlery found in Tibet. They were used to eat yoghurt, soups and other soft dishes. A well-finished and decorative piece made in silver such as this would probably have belonged to a wealthy family.

Physical description

Spoon of silver, hammered and chased. Leaf-shaped handle with lotus-scroll ornamnet and flat stem with lotus-rosette in the centre.

Place of Origin

Tibet (made)

Date

19th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Silver, chased and hammered

Dimensions

Length: 11 cm, Width: 3.5 cm

Historical context note

Obtained at Lhasa during the British Expedition in 1904.

Descriptive line

Lustration spoon; silver, hammered chased, foliate ornament, Tibet, 19th century

Materials

Silver

Techniques

Chasing; Hammering

Subjects depicted

Lotus; Leaves

Categories

Metalwork; Tableware & cutlery; Eating

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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