36mm by 144mm
"This is a replica of a Whistling Spoon that dates far back in Scottish history centuries ago.
The spoon was carved in wood or ox horn with a little whistle built into the handle and used by a baby or toddler to eat his or her porridge in a bowl. When finished the child blew the whistle to call his mother from another room or from the ‘byre’ – the barn where she might be milking the cows.
Original examples of the spoon can be seen in Ceres Museum in Fife, Scotland and in York Museum.
Anne M Mathams
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