South African Snuff Spoon
Fine example of a carved bone snuff spoon, believed to be of Zulu origin. It dates to around 1900 or possibly earlier and comes with great provenance in the form of the original label from the London Missionary Society's 'The Orient in London' Exhibition which was held in 1908. The label reads "Country: Africa. One Snuff Spoon. Lent By: Mrs Caird. Description: Spoon worn through lobe of ear. Case No. 96/C".
The spoon itself is approximately 16 1/2" (165mm) long. It is finely carved to a point with a delicate carved bowl spoon and further fine detailing engraved on the handle.
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