Antique French rustic wooden primitive shallow dairy spoon or paddle

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A delightfully rustic handmade small shallow antique dairy spoon or paddle.
The implement would have been used in the dairy for skimming cream and stirring milk, and other processes of making cheese and butter.
The item was made in primitive fashion in the workshops at the farm where is was used, traditionally on a French farm everything the family needed was handmade from materials sourced from the land.
This spoon is probably sycamore or a similar close-grained wood and it would have been made by the resident woodworker from pieces of timber felled on the rural farm, along with other items such as small stools for the milking parlour, bread paddles to move the loaves in the bread oven, butter pats and moulds, gates and fences for the livestock and even plates and bowls for the table.

The spoon has wonderful wear and patina. The handle has rings of incised decoration, delightfully worn, and the end of the handle is slightly larger than the stem. There are signs of age and use, including scrubbing of the item, and an area of wear at the edge of the bowl, please take a careful look at the photos as they are important for showing condition.
Size approx 21.5cm long, 8cm wide across bowl and 2cm deep.

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Our items are carefully selected antique and vintage pieces from France and they show the character and charm of years of use. We do not sell new or reproduction items so you can expect to find signs of the age and life that the piece has led. We believe this history adds to the story of an item. Obvious damage and faults will always be mentioned in our descriptions but minor age-related condition issues are not considered a detriment.

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