Two antique truffle harvesting tools

SKU: 17591

US$173
This listing is part of the 'At Home with Patricia Wells' collection of epicurean objects and decorative antiques.

These fabulous antique farm tools come from Chanteduc, the home of Patricia and Walter Wells in Provence. Walter loves collecting old tools that would have been used on their farm. This set from the late-nineteenth to early-twentieth century is no exception, as truffles (black diamonds) spawn in the forests of Provence. On the left is a small hoe, used for digging for truffles, and on the right, is a tool for lifting precious truffles.

A handsome pair that will bring a touch of French country life to any home, as well as a fun and close reminder of Patricia's personal passion for truffles and her mouthwatering recipes from her cookbook Simply Truffles: Recipes and Stories That Capture the Essence of the Black Diamond. Note, these have been displayed outdoors in the weather for several years so are in rustic, timeworn condition.

"Truffles are to the soil as stars are to the sky." Henri-Frederic Blanc, French Cartoonist.

p251 Wells, P. (2004). The Provence Cookbook. New York, NY: HarperCollins Publishers.

This product appears in The French Kitchen Cookbook - Recipes and Lessons from Paris
and Provence, Patricia Wells, 2013.

Heavy wear and rustic condition consistent with age and use.
Hoe measures approx. 13" long x 8¼" wide x 1¼" deep. Hook measures 19¼" long
Hoe measures approx. 33cm long x 21cm wide x 3cm deep. Hook measures 49cm long

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