18th C Early Treen New England Clam Shell Cream Skimmer Aafa
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18th C Early Treen New England Clam Shell Cream Skimmer Aafa:
Purchased from Stephen Douglas in NH about 8 years ago……..A wonderful example of early farm ingenuity with a patina as smooth as butter!! Very typical New England form. If you wanted cream, it was necessary to skim it from the top of the milk, and this clam shell skimmer served that purpose. Made in the 18th or very early 19th century, this amazing survivor was “sculpted” out of a piece of maple…so thin that heavy pressure could snap it in half! By the mid 1850’s, they were making and using the tin skimmers that we are familiar with today…..of the same clam shell form and with holes punched for drainage. It measures 6” x 4 ¾” x 2” deep. A must for a true country kitchen.
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