1965T2341 Apple Corer
|Title:||1965T2341 Apple Corer|
Carved Boxwood Apple Corer, 1690
Pinto Collection - Purchased from Edward H Pinto, 1965.
Made in England
These small scoops enabled people who had lost their teeth to eat foods such as apples and pears. They have been in use since prehistoric times and must rank as one of the oldest eating utensils in the world. Apple scoops were very personal items and in some areas it was considered bad luck to share one. Most scoops tended to be quite plain and made from animal bone. Elaborate ones, like this, often seemed to be given as love tokens.
Birmingham Museums Trust/Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery,
|Usage Rights:||CC0 - Public Domain|
|Size:||69.37 MB; 2848 x 4256 pixels; 241 x 360 mm (print at 300 DPI); 754 x 1126 mm (screen at 96 DPI);|