A pair of lignum vitae sectional vessels or jars, possibly for spices
Lot 204
A pair of lignum vitae sectional vessels or jars, possibly for spices
Sold for £437 (US$ 735) inc. premium
Auction Details
The Oak Interior Chester
18 Oct 2012 11:00 BST

Auction 20169
Lot Details
A pair of lignum vitae sectional vessels or jars, possibly for spices
Of bullet form, each having a threaded turned cover with pear-shaped finial, the ovoid body threaded to unscrew into three sections forming two cavities, raised on a spreading circular foot with line-moulded edge, 25cm high, (2)

Footnotes

  • For a similarly-shaped 18th century coffee grinder, also of lignum vitae, see J. Levi, Treen for the Table (1998), p. 119, Pl. 8/17.
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