This spoon features finely worked designs done in repousse and engraving. Repousse involves raising designs upon a thin sheet of metal by hammering from the back while engraving is the practice of incising a design on to a hard, usually flat surface, by cutting grooves into it. While objects such as the spoon are not unusual, it is extraordinarily rare to find them in solid gold.

Date/Period
19th century
Region
Riau Archipelago
Dimension
Object size: 12.7 x 3.6 cm
Accession No.
2007-00894
Material
gold
Collection of
Asian Civilisations Museum
Category
Gold