|A love spoon is a spoon decoratively carved and it was traditionally presented as a gift of romantic intent. The spoon is normally decorated with symbols of love, and was intended to reflect the skill of the designer. Due to the intricate designs, love spoons are no longer used as functioning spoons and are now decorative craft items.
The lovespoon was given to a young woman by her suitor. It was important for the girl's father to see that the young man was capable of providing for the family.
Certain symbols came to have specific meaning and the following are found on this spoon: hearts for love, a wheel supporting a loved one, among others.
This love spoon has a beautiful patina from age and is a great addition to your antique collection. Shows signs of use and age - please see pictures.Size: 10" H x 2.5" W x .5"D
Weight: .25 lbs