Spoon

Item

Title

Spoon

Creator

Unrecorded

Description

Physical Description: Wooden spoon with very long handle, decorated with two large wooden spheres along the handle, bowl edges and back decorated with darker staining of the wood. 'J.C Penfold Esq' is written in pen on the back of the bowl and a sticker/label reads 'Af112'.

Publisher

Making African Connections

Type

PhysicalObject

Format

Whole: 870 mm x 60 mm
Wood

Identifier

AF112

Source

Acquired by the museum in 1881 from Samuel Joseph Woodham Smith, along with five other Southern African spoons which are labelled 'J C Penfold Esq'. John Croucher Penfold was a Brighton solicitor who died in 1880. The Ledger was written in 1890 and records objects given to the museum in previous years. This acquisition was recorded as being 'before 1890', then corrected to 1881.
John Croucher Penfold
Botswana, Southern Africa, Africa
Pre 1881

Space/Place

Botswana, Southern Africa, Africa
Cultural Group: Tswana

Rights

Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International

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