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'Do you want any spoons, any hard-mettle spoons..1760

Paul Sandby

'Do you want any spoons, any hard-mettle spoons..1760
4 0 c m
actual image size: 22cm x 29cm

Full image caption

The Twelve Cries of London plate 11.
The verse below this image reads: 'Do you want any spoons, any hard-mettle spoons. Have you any old brass or pewter to sell or change?'.
This couple recycled scrap metal. The woman, who is relatively well-dressed, sells new spoons from a large basket. Her partner is a metalworker. He carries a pair of bellows on his back, wears a leather apron and literally drums-up business by banging on an old pan with his hammer.
The dome of St Paul's can be seen in the background.

Image Details

1760 AD - 1760 AD
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© Museum of London

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