A collection of hand beaten Tibetan silver spoons with double bowls and well matched in size. All three are ornamented on the handles and one is engraved with a floral motif and has a suspension hoop on the reverse. Two are inlaid with turquoise. These are wonderful examples that are now very hard to find. Displaying a patina commensurate with age.
Spoons were prized tools used for eating and also for taking medicinal remedies as silver was considered to have special antiseptic properties. The silver itself may have been heirloomed within a family for many centuries before it was eventually used in the making of a spoon or other utensils. It means a spoon may once have started life as several pieces of silver jewellery.
Smallest: 114mm x 37.5mm
Largest: 116mm x 38mm
Material: Tibetan Silver
Age: 19th C
Total weight: 67.8 grams
Origin: Collected in Tibet in the 1980s and part of the Stone Routes Collection.