Baule Spoon, Ivory Coast
Lot 137
Baule Spoon, Ivory Coast
Sold for US$ 1,250 inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
Baule Spoon, Ivory Coast
length 7 3/4in (19.7cm)

B.C. Holland, Chicago
Private Collection, Michigan

"These were used for eating, I was told, especially by old people who had lost their teeth. There are too many beautifully carved spoons in good condition, however, for this to have been the general rule. Few show heavy use, and there is no plain utilitarian version. One must conclude that these were mainly carved like pulleys, 'so that people would talk about them.'" (Vogel, 1997: p 277)
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