In Friesland the province I live in, it is still a tradition when a baby is born
to give a big silver christening spoon as a present. This custom dates back to
the 16e age.
Our next commission is for such a silver Christening spoon.
Mr. X from Wijnjewoude would like to have a Christening Spoon for his nephew, inspired by a drawing of Cornelis Jetses. Our client is a great collector of Cornelis Jetses a well known Dutch illustrator from the fifties who is best known for his detailed illustrations in school textbooks, and historical prints.
When Mr. X comes to our Atelier he brings various drawings and together we make a choice. This is the 4e Christening Spoon we are going to make for Mr. X and this time it’s going to be a spoon with the image of a hare.
A large silver spoon is hard to photograph so I have no really good pictures of all Christening Spoons. To still get an idea … click here.Share