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Basic Information

Accession Number:1965T2135.10
Collection:Social History - Pinto Collection
Date:1800 - 1850

Maker Information

After:Jacques Callot - View biography for Jacques Callot


This carved pearwood spoon, one of a set of twelve, was made in France or Germany around 1800-50. The carved figure is taken from an engraving by Jacques Callot, who lived in France between 1592 and 1635. The subject of this spoon is a blind man walking with the aid of two sticks. He wears a pilgrim badge on his cloak, which could indicate that he was a member of the Beggars' Party, a 16th century revolutionary group whose aim was to free the Netherlands from Spanish rule.

Purchased from Edward H Pinto, 1965.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
Place of Origin:France or Germany


Height:14.5 cm
Width:4.1 cm