XAVIER DE SANTOS

TEA, SIR?

Before the introduction of the fork and matching sets of cutlery in the late seventeenth century, most people ate using their own personal spoon. Spoons were personal objects and often the most valuable thing a person owned. More silver spoons survive than any other silver objects made before 1700.

Born with a silver spoon in your mouth?

Tea, Sir? is a site-specific response to a collection within the Holburne Museum.

Holburne Museum, Bath. Apr 2016

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Photos by Polly Franks