An extremely fine Charles II lignum vitae wassail cup and cover

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Lot 1048
An extremely fine Charles II lignum vitae wassail cup and cover

Sold for £ 5,040 (US$ 6,956) inc. premium
An extremely fine Charles II lignum vitae wassail cup and cover
The cover decorated with incised bands, applied with three turned ball-and-spire finials, framing a channel and raised centre surmounted by a turned spice pot (depleted) and cover, the main body decorated with two moulded bands, on a turned stem and slightly domed moulded foot, 45cm, (17.5") high (old repair), together with three turned lignum vitae cups and a lignum vitae ladle-head (lacking shaft/handle)

Footnotes

  • For a bowl of similar period with cup surmount, see Sotheby's Olympia, 26th April 2006, lot 12.

    A further comparable wassail cup and cover with matching surmount and three turned finials is illustrated in Edward H. Pinto, Treen & Other Wooden Bygones (1985), plate 32. Further examples with similar cups are illustrated in plates 45 and 46.
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