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An antique Georgian Scottish cow horn Gypsy ladle

SKU: TMIR000125
£95Price
  • An antique Georgian Scottish cow horn Gypsy ladle

     

    This is very unusual due to its size. They are generally much smaller. These items were carved from cow horns in Scotland. They were historically carved by Gypsy travellers who would de-horn cattle on farms in exchange for land for the evening and they were also allowed to keep the horns. They would then turn the horns into trinkets to sell. The craftsmanship is fantastic. The primitive carving is charming.

     

    It is in overall great condition for its age with a lovely patina and minimal cracking and wear. Very usable.

     

    Dimensions

    L: 34cm (13.5 in)

    W: 13cm (5 in)