Ritual Spoon
Philippines, early 20th century

Graceful and elegant this spoon is a unique example. First, it is larger in size than most, but it is the position of the figure that is most interesting. The figure of this spoon faces away from the bowl section of the spoon. Almost all ritual spoons from this region have figures that face in alignment with the spoon’s bowl. The spoon is quite old, with deep oxidation evident to the wood. The bowl of the spoon still retains its original dark patina, but the figure has been partially cleaned a long time ago, revealing the beautiful grain of the wood.

This spoon stands 9 inches tall

1-10-12/ SOLD