Re: [sig] period eating utensils
- At 01:55 PM 12/3/00 -0500, you wrote:
>> Spoons and knives. Wood, bone, the usual materials. No forks.spoons
>I've seen several very late period examples of silver, round-bowled
>carried in ornate leather or embroidered cases...But surely they had eating tools before late period -- soup and
suchlike is damned awful difficult to eat without a spoon!
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> That is more than fair. I think kovsh sounds right, by yourbowls
> description--they looked to me like heavily decorated, boat-shaped
> with handles. Thank you,I saw several examples of this type of utinsel while I was in
Poland. One was made out of a what looked like a large snail shell
and the handle looked like a turtle's head. Dated xvii-xviii
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Jenne Heise <jenne@m...> wrote:
> > Spoons and knives. Wood, bone, the usual materials. No forks.spoons
> > Predslava.
> I've seen several very late period examples of silver, round-bowled
> carried in ornate leather or embroidered cases...The Szlachta, or nobility, in Poland carried these in their boots
during the Hussar era (xvi-xviii centuries). Some of the cases
contained knives and forks, too.
I purchased a silver spoon in Germany and have made a case for it.
The spoon has a rose motif on the handle that is supposedly from the
time of the reign of Charlemagne.
> Where have you seen these spoon cases? How late is "very lateperiod?"
> And what did the designs on them look like? What's more, where canI
> find pictures of them?I have a picture of one in the catalog from the exhibit "The Land of
the Winged Horsemen". I can scan it and send it to you, if you like.
- Jenne Heise sez:
>Erm, uhh. I'm remembering spoons but not spoon cases...I'll have to look.
> > Where have you seen these spoon cases? How late is "very late period?"
> > And what did the designs on them look like? What's more, where can I
> > find pictures of them?
> > Vasilisa Myshkina
> Oh dear, I'm having one of my vague moments. I _think_ one of them may be
> in the Russian embroidery books-- Kat'ryna? Any clues?
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Yes, a picture would be useful. Thank you.
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>> That is more than fair. I think kovsh sounds right, by yourYes, it is a kovsh. Drinking-vessels with a single handle that is
>> description--they looked to me like heavily decorated, boat-shaped
>> with handles. Thank you,
(usually) offset vertically and runs parallel to the ovate or boat-shaped bowl.
A silver-gilt and shaded cloisonné enamel kovsh decorated with acorns on
dark blue background in the Pan-Slavic style. By Fabergé,
Moscow,1896-1908, length - 3.25"
Modern, but drool, drool.
Bratina and Kovsh Novgorod, 1428-1435; Moscow, 16th c. Silver
If you look at the kovsh, there is a little figure at the bottom. Probably
meant as a suprise for the boyar who drinks all his mead! :-)
Novgorod, 1428-1435; Moscow, first quarter of the 16th c. Silver Hammering,
engraving, casting, gilding 17x12x5 cm; 35.5x24x5 cm
- It'll have to be this weekend when I get to my home computer.
Yana, if I send the pics to you, too , can you put them in the
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>Yana, if I send the pics to you, too , can you put them in theSure! I always welcome pictures for the archive. And pictures for the
photo gallery of SIG people too (hint, hint).
--Yana, who is awaiting the end of the semester anxiously, not only because
she will finally be graduating, but because she can update the Russian
Knowledge Page and work on other SIG related matters. :-)