19th Century French Wooden Hand Made Soup Ladle, with amazing patina and wear. Everything you want to see in an early collectable kitchen accessory. You can see the grain of the wood in this mid 19th century wooden ladle of enormous size. This ladle spoon from France has dipped into many pots as you can see from the wear on the edge and handle.
Over the centuries it has acquired the status of objet d'art. Hand carved long ago, due to the very generous size this was most likely from a restaurant or hotel, or perhaps from the kitchen of a maman with 6 or more children to feed.