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  • Lovespoons are the most famous of the Welsh love tokens and were given by suitors to their sweethearts from around the seventeenth century.  The custom died out in the nineteenth century but they continued to be carved especially in some country districts.  Making lovespoons became something of an art form and they were often produced for woodwork competitions and Eisteddfodau.  

The lovespoons shown here are from  Brecknock Museum & Art Gallery and represent one of Wales's best collections.

[Source: D. C. Perkins, 'Lovespoons from Wales' (Swansea, 1989)]
A sycamore lovespoon
  • Lovespoons are the most famous of the Welsh love tokens and were given by suitors to their sweethearts from around the seventeenth century.  The custom died out in the nineteenth century but they continued to be carved especially in some country districts.  Making lovespoons became something of an art form and they were often produced for woodwork competitions and Eisteddfodau.  

The lovespoons shown here are from  Brecknock Museum & Art Gallery and represent one of Wales's best collections.

[Source: D. C. Perkins, 'Lovespoons from Wales' (Swansea, 1989)]
A pearwood lovespoon
  • Lovespoons are the most famous of the Welsh love tokens and were given by suitors to their sweethearts from around the seventeenth century.  The custom died out in the nineteenth century but they continued to be carved especially in some country districts.  Making lovespoons became something of an art form and they were often produced for woodwork competitions and Eisteddfodau.  

The lovespoons shown here are from  Brecknock Museum & Art Gallery and represent one of Wales's best collections.

[Source: D. C. Perkins, 'Lovespoons from Wales' (Swansea, 1989)]
A lovespoon
  • Lovespoons are the most famous of the Welsh love tokens and were given by suitors to their sweethearts from around the seventeenth century.  The custom died out in the nineteenth century but they continued to be carved especially in some country districts.  Making lovespoons became something of an art form and they were often produced for woodwork competitions and Eisteddfodau.  

The lovespoons shown here are from  Brecknock Museum & Art Gallery and represent one of Wales's best collections.

[Source: D. C. Perkins, 'Lovespoons from Wales' (Swansea, 1989)]
A lovespoon made by the shepherd of Wern-ddu, Taf Fechan, early in the nineteenth century
  • Lovespoons are the most famous of the Welsh love tokens and were given by suitors to their sweethearts from around the seventeenth century.  The custom died out in the nineteenth century but they continued to be carved especially in some country districts.  Making lovespoons became something of an art form and they were often produced for woodwork competitions and Eisteddfodau.  

The lovespoons shown here are from  Brecknock Museum & Art Gallery and represent one of Wales's best collections.

[Source: D. C. Perkins, 'Lovespoons from Wales' (Swansea, 1989)]
A sycamore lovespoon
  • Lovespoons are the most famous of the Welsh love tokens and were given by suitors to their sweethearts from around the seventeenth century.  The custom died out in the nineteenth century but they continued to be carved especially in some country districts.  Making lovespoons became something of an art form and they were often produced for woodwork competitions and Eisteddfodau.  

The lovespoons shown here are from  Brecknock Museum & Art Gallery and represent one of Wales's best collections.

[Source: D. C. Perkins, 'Lovespoons from Wales' (Swansea, 1989)]
A sycamore lovespoon, painted to look like oak, inscribed with the date, 1847