Large Antique Pewter Holland Collector Spoon With Classic Jan Steen Netherlands
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Large Antique Pewter Holland Collector Spoon With Classic Jan Steen Netherlands:
Antique Pewter Dutch Spoon with Classic Jan Steen Scene
This is a typical example of a Dutch 19th century pewter spoon. The bowl of the spoon depicts a surgeon (usually the butcher in those days) pulling a tooth in someone's kitchen. There are many spectators. The spoon shows the image of"De Tandmeester", which translates to " The Tooth Master", a very famous painting by Jan Steen, a famous Dutch 19th century painter who specialized in depicting the every day lives of Dutch citizens, often with a humorous flair.
The spoon measures 8" long and the bowl is 2" wide. The bowl of the spoon is oval and the handle is also decorated with several faces and the top of the spoon has 2 crossed keys and the bust of a nobleman, probable the Regent at the time of Jan Steen.
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