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Welsh Lovespoon Story
(hand-carved wooden spoons and their history)

Published as: 'Lovespoons in Perspective', by Herbert E.Roese
in Bulletin of the Board of Celtic Studies, 1988,
Vol.35, pp.106-116.







The oldest Welsh lovespoon, dated 1667. Source: The Collection of the National Museum of Wales, St.Fagans.


The oldest decorated wooden spoon from Germany, dated 1664. Source: Germanisches National Museum Nuremberg & B.Deneke, HOCHZEIT 1971.


PS: There is a growing awareness that the notion of the "cawl"/soup-spoon being ancestral to the Welsh love spoon, is erroneous. For a detailed explanation CLICK HERE .



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