Provenance; Michel Koenig, Brussels

Ladles en spoons were used to transfer food from serving containers to dishes and to eat with. Ladles were elegantly plain or might have handles embellished with an ancestral figure or a crest design. Individual spoons were the most decorated items at a feast. The bowl of the spoon was made from cream coloured mountain sheep horn, steamed and bent in a mould. The curved handles were made from black mountain goat horn that provided a field for artistic display second only to that of totem poles

Haida, North West Coast, North America
Horn and Abalone Shell, 19th/20th century, 30 cm

Price: € 1500,-