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18th C."Shank"-type Skewer Holder with 8 Skewers

Skewers were the iron rods or blades used to secure meat for roasting and they were usually hung from double armed holders at hearthside.  In this case the holder is a "shank" type.  Not as ornate as some but just as effective. Sometimes less is more.

Incredible that the 8 skewers are still with the holder.  The skewers are very nicely made with a simple loop at the top for hanging on the shank holder and an arrow tip for piercing the meat.  The shank holder has a spiraled shank terminating in a delicate rat-tail hanger.  When found, which is not that often, they are not this complete.  Condition is excellent.  12 inches long to the tip of the longest skewer and 4 inches wide.

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