Norwegian Folk Art Spoon Rack and Spoon Collection

$1,850

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Remarkable collection of Norwegian Folk Art spoons, comprising a pair of carved and engraved birchwood spoons with chain on original rack, signed and dated “K. Olafson, 1825” with a man’s head over scrollwork rack, a similar, but more elaborately etched pair of well patinated loving spoons, a fork and spoon pair with Nordic carved decoration and an enormous single spoon profusely decorated with foliate details. Provenance: Deaccessioned from the recently closed “Little Norway” museum in Wisconsin, a collection of Norwegian and Norwegian-American buildings, decorative arts and costume started in the early 20th century by Isak Dahle, and run by consecutive generations of his family until closing recently.

Period
1820-1880
Material
Carved Birch
Country
Norway
Condition

GOOD
Size given is for pair of spoons with rack, largest single spoon 17" x 4 3/4" x 3"

Dimensions
Height 14 inches
Width 16 inches
Depth 1 inches