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Beer-ladle, for weddings; wood; swan-shaped ; curved bottom; highly ornate decorations carved and painted; heart-shaped rim; large flower painted inside.
- Production date
Height: 15.50 centimetres
Length: 21 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- According to the acquisitions register, this group of three items (1941,1006.1-3) was exhibited at the Skien Exhibition, Larvik Fjord, 1888. The donor, Mrs R Golding Bright, lived in Norway from 1887-90.
This is a traditional 'ale duck'. For a comparable vessel of this shape with closely similar carving on wings and tail, see Per Gjaerder, 'Norske Drikkekar av tre' (Norwegian wooden drinking vessels), Bergen 1975, p. 186, fig. 236, dated 1677.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number