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Pedestal Salt 

English, c.1670

Small pedestal salt of good form, made even more attractive by its dings and wonkiness -- the result of age and a working life. Touchmark: IR inside crown, dated "??70"

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yj16

 

Small Pricket Stick 

Spain/Portugal, c.1635

Look at the perfect progression through the compressed ball, the ring and the baluster on the stem -- artistry. Good capstan-form base and well turned drip pan. These smaller prickets were domestic: it's the larger ones that were ecclestical.

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yh991

 

Capstan Candleholder 

Spain, c.1550

A full size capstan of perfect traditional form: no bells and whistles, just plain and honest.. Large, square ejector hole with authentic wear. We often wonder why taste changed to prefer tall candlesticks -- these capstans have an appealing sturdiness, and are impossible to knock over. Go with the capstan!

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yh573

 

Covered Tobacco Bowl 

Dutch, c.1730

Striking bowl and cover, probably for tobacco originally, but now for cookies, rose petals or whatever. The finial will catch your eye wherever you put the bowl. Re-lacquered -- the interior was lacquered to prevent the wood from absorbing the moisture in the tobacco. It'll now do the same for your cookies.

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yh152

 

Cottage Candlestick 

English, 1680-1750

A village blacksmith's ironwork nailed to a base turned in the manner of William and Mary chair stretchers: a nice example of a rural smith and turner working together. The turner was more skilled than the smith: the socket is off-center and off-vertical -- you've gotta love it! Obviously village-made, impossible to date with any precision, but who cares? The iron has aged beautifully, and the wood has great color and patina. We fell for it when we saw it.

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ya535

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