Vintage Brass and Rosewood Spoon
Vintage 1960's brass and teak wood spoon.
Bronzeware is a unique tableware handmade by skilled craftsmen in Thailand, perhaps better known as Siam in the 1960's. Cast individually from glowing red molten bronze, each piece is then ground to the proper shape and then polished to a mirror finish by patient craftsmen. The rosewood handles are carefully shaped with the simplest of tools, and joined with care to the bronze stem.
Rosewood is a brownish-red hardwood native to the steaming tropical jungles of Southeast Asia, so called because the fragrance of roses permeates the air when the tree is hewn to the ground. Naturally water resistant because of the resinous content of the fibers, rosewood is also exceptionally hard to nick or dent. In addition to these qualities rosewood is perhaps one of the world’s most beautifully grained woods and has long been used in the finest and most expensive furniture and musical instruments.