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Korea, Room 47g, case 10
This spoon is part of a collection of over 40 Korean examples in the V&A collection. However, it stands out from other spoons of the Koryo period (918-1392) in that the handle has a loose closing ring, allowing it to retract. The handle-end is decorated with an abstract incised decoration, as is common on Koryo spoons.
The folding spoon has a pointed oval bowl and a handle decorated with incised lines. At the spreading end are pricked dots and lines. The handles has a loose closing ring, allowing it to retract.
Colour: Dark grey-green
Place of Origin
Materials and Techniques
Length: 8.8 in, Width: 1.4 in
Folding Spoon; bronze; Korea, Koryo dynasty (918 - 1392)
Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)
Beth McKillop.Korean Art and Design.London: V&A,1992.48.
Ph_survey; Images Online; Metalwork; Tableware and cutlery; Eating
East Asia Collection