Cup and Cover 

English., c. 1700

Magnificent -- there's no other word for it. A huge cup and cover, as large as anything you'll find in lignum vitae. It's in an old, unpolished finish, but would polish up if wanted.


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Dry Goods Measure 

English, 17th/18th c.

Deep patina on both wood and iron - it makes you want to stroke it! Scalloped iron top rim held by iron straps, iron foot rim, hanging ring. Dug out construction, not turned. The red painted ring just below the waist is old, possibly original -- some sort of filling guide perhaps?


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Snuff Ladle 

English, late 18th c.

Nice little tool for filling a personal snuffbox from the storage jar. Finely turned oak bowl, balleen handle with a spiral twist. All in a dark, glowing surface. A good insight into times gone by, and today, just another useless but beautiful antique to bring you pleasure!


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Sickler's Hand Guard 

Scottish, 18th/19th c.

Nothing rude about this gesture! This rare harvest tool was worn on the left hand of a man using a sickle to harvest barley or oats. It held the stalks up, making them easier to cut while ensuring that none of his fingers joined them on the ground! The three finger holes are perfectly sized for the middle finger, ring finger and pinkie. We're sure the medieval sickler shown here would have liked one on his left hand.


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Very Rare Medieval Goblet 

English, 16th c.

From a private collection in Cambridgeshire, whose owner described it as "charming, if slightly knarled." Carved, not turned, and appealingly out of true (ie wonky). Most 16th-century tablewares of the middling folks were made of wood, but very few have come down to us today. Here's one of them. Don't you like the early appearance of the round bowl and square foot? Sycamore was often used for drinking vessels because it did not taint the drink.


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