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Early Soft Soap Scoop Great Primitive Character


Regular price $88.50

This very special soft soap scoop that dates from the early to mid-19th century has the most delicious dark patina you could have ever hoped for and was hand carved out of one piece of wood. It exhibits great primitive form with a distinct long handle and the texture is smooth from years of use. The contents is included as pictured and this scoop is dressed in festive holiday attire!

Animal fats and lye (leeched wood ashes) were boiled to render soap that was stored in a barrel and scooped out as needed using a scoop such as this one. If you look closely you can still see the chisel marks that were used to aid in fashioning this piece. There are just a few minor scratches to the surface but no chips are present. A couple small areas on the back have a faint white spots as referenced in image 12. This scoop is in very good overall condition for it’s age.

I added some authentic lye soap that came out of an old Pennsylvania barn and used greens and berries as a holiday accent. Pine-cones and a label I fashioned using a copy from an old greeting card depicting anthropomorphic dancing snowmen grace the inside of this scoop lending charm and enchantment.

You can place this scoop in the privy, laundry room or even in the kitchen to achieve a wonderful primitive look. These particular scoops are getting harder to find especially in good condition are not always recognized for what they are. I purchased this piece from an individual who presented it as a butter scoop or paddle! This is just a great piece to own and I know you will have fun making the decision where to place it among-st your beautiful collections!! Enjoy!

Measures 10 ½” from the tip of the handle to the end of the scoop, measures 6” without the handle (scoop itself), measures almost 4” deep (front to back) and is almost 2 1/2” tall.

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