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North-African Absinthe Spoon?

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Pervert Euchre (Perruche_verte)
Elitist Bastard
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Post Number: 421
Registered: 12-2000

Posted on Monday, March 17, 2003 - 7:30 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

I've seen it on painted Moroccan furniture, but I don't know whether it's actually Moorish or French in origin.
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Oxygenee (Oxygenee)
Absinthe Mafia
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Post Number: 116
Registered: 4-2002
Posted on Monday, March 17, 2003 - 5:35 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

I recently found this Les Grilles spoon, which, so far as I can tell having examined it under both natural and UV light, seems to be authentic (although as always with an unrecorded item, its hard to be totally sure). The seller says she bought it directly from a French North African family, and the design does seem to have a vaguely Middle-Eastern feel to it, although this may just be wishful thinking on my part.

It would be interesting to have a more definite idea of its origin and possible authenticity, and so my question is, has anyone here seen a similar flower shaped pattern on any North African (Moroccan, Algerian, Tunisian) crafts - jewellery, silverware, fabric, ceramics etc?

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