A Turkish or Indian hardstone spoon, 17th Century.

The spoon appears in the inventory at Burghley known as the 1690 Devonshire Schedule, or Deed of Gift.

This recorded an immense bequest from Elizabeth, Countess of Devonshire (1619-1689), to her daughter Anne, Countess of Exeter (1649-1703), and comprised the entire contents of her suite of private apartments at Chatsworth.

Under the heading ‘Cornelian Coralls, Garnetts and other Stones’ appears: ‘A Cornelian spoone with a white Cornelian Handle.’


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