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The carving of lovespoons is one of the best known of Welsh traditions, beginning around 1667, and which has lasted through to the present day. At a time when personal decoration was rare, these spoons provided a conduit for the imagination and creativity. Made from ash, with a bowl carved in the shape of a heart, surmounted by two figures. The recess in the large handle probably contained a mirror or picture. A man on horseback surmounts the handle.

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