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RARE LATE GEORGIAN LIGNUM VITAE POTPOURRI ON STAND

England, c182

 

 

 

The turned globular potpourri bowl with pierced lid resting on a baluster turned stand above a dished circular base;

very heavy weight, and of fine colorful striation

 

Note:  This is a very rare piece turned from lignum vitae lignum vitae, a dense wood imported from the West Indies

Also known as “ironwood”, it was first brought to Europe from the Indies about 1515.  At that time, it was thought to cure venereal

disease.  In England, as early as the 17th century Stuart period, lignum vitae was often used by “turners” as drinking vessels and mortars

and pestles, oil content makes it resistant to liquids.  Other uses have included rigging for ships, croquet mallets, skittles, and police clubs,

 as its high as the wood is not only water resistant, but quite strong.

 

 Provenance : David H. Wilson, 1948-2011

 

30.5" High Overall; Potpourri - 5.5” High x 9.5” Wide

 

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Also See :

 

  Georgian Carved Coquilla Nut Nutmeg Grater, Early 19c, England Georgian Carved Coquilla Nut Nutmeg Grater, Early 19c, England Georgian_Coquilla_Nut_Nutmeg_Grater  
 

Well Carved Coquilla Nut

"Bugbear" Snuff Flask

Early 19th cen., Probably France

Carved Crowned Hunchback Fruitwood Snuffbox, Late 18th Century

Late 18th Century Lignum Vitae Snuff
Flask
, Probably Scandinavian

Georgian Carved Coquilla Nut
Nutmeg Grater

England, early 19th century

 

 

 

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