A COLLECTION OF TEN TURKISH OTTOMAN FRUIT-SORBET SPOONS
Early 19th century
Various materials were used for these spoons, such as ivory, silver, whalebone, horn, ebony, tortoiseshell, mother of pearl and coral.
L. 21 - 25 cm
Private collection, United Kingdom
On the Ottoman dining tablespoons of various shapes, sizes and materials for different dishes could be found. There were separate spoons for rice, for sweets such as jam, various spoons for soup and the present spoons intended for fruit-sorbet.