18th Century Combination Spoon and Ear Scoop

18th Century Combination Spoon and Ear Scoop


18th Century Combination Spoon and Ear Scoop


Length: 21.5 cm



Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

Categories: Medicine, Therapeutic & Functional Aids


A most unusual combination: a spoon and ear scoop. This iron instrument was probably made in England or the USA  during the the second half of the  the 18th century. One might think it a medicine spoon  but the bowl is small for that use and the piece has an earlier feel. Spoons specifically made for medicine are a 19th-century innovation, with Charles Gibson, of Gibson spoon fame, usually credited for introducing the first.  Length: 8.5″ or 21.5 cm.  

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M and R Gordon

Michael and Roberta Gordon have been dealing in medical and dental antiques for more than four decades. They have helped build a number of major private collections and have contributed to the holdings of many museums. They also deal in other scientific and technology related items, including calculating instruments, office machines, patent models and wine-related accessories such as corkscrews. ROBERTA GORDON IS A SKILLED RESTORER WHO CAN HELP YOU WITH ANY INSTRUMENTS AND CASES THAT NEED ATTENTION. Feel free to contact them for details at: [email protected] or 718-541-5974