Trying To Date A Spoon Bowl???

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Pete E
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Hi Folks,

After been pretty much confined to the house due to the recent bad weather and the Welsh lockdown, I have been chomping at the bit to get out now it's been lifted.

Nothing of any age turned up except maybe the spoon bowl below. I am not sure if its lead or pewter, but it is soft enough it could be lead.

The black squares in the pics are 1cm making the bowl about 5cm long and just under 2cm across at its widest point.

I have never found anything pre 1700 on this particular field and I don't have high hopes on this, but thought I would get it checked before it goes in the junk pile.

Thanks in advance,

Peter
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I think you mean 'Bowl' :lol: :lol: When it comes to spelling, sh*t happens. :mrgreen:
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Littleboot wrote: Wed Nov 11, 2020 3:45 pm I think you mean 'Bowl' :lol: :lol: When it comes to spelling, sh*t happens. :mrgreen:
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Littleboot wrote: Wed Nov 11, 2020 3:45 pm I think you mean 'Bowl' :lol: :lol: When it comes to spelling, sh*t happens. :mrgreen:
lol I am blaming the spell checker/ predictive text thingy on my tablet and sticking to that story!!! lol

In the interests of forum decorum, I have edited the offending "e"s, so no more sh*t jokes! lol
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P.S. you forgot to edit the header !

In your defence, I’ve made the same mistake, more than once ! :oops:

Did anyone ever make lead spoons ?

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I can't say anything, I had my footer reading 'XP Dues' until a kind MOD alerted me to the error. I did say I was using the cheap Chinese knock off verion of the Deus :D :D
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Ladybird66 wrote: Wed Nov 11, 2020 7:21 pm
Did anyone ever make lead spoons ?
Perhaps it might be pewter but with a high lead content perhaps?

What struck me is that it's quite long and slender, and fairly crude looking...I have found plenty of different spoons but none shaped quite like this....
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I suspect it’s very degraded pewter, goes back to BC times, pewter first brought to the UK by the Romans

Just the bowl is difficult to date without the style of the handle or markings, shape of the bowl and how attached to the handle will give some clue, but then it’s quite universal shape

Looking at it it has some age to it, may be worth letting the FLO give a yay or nay

Regards Steve
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