Gruel Bowl 

English, 1720-40

A good,thick bowl with a well-waxed English patina on the outside and lots of evidence of use inside. Warm honey color. Uneven saw marks on base. Nice to imagine eating a bowl full of gruel in the middle of a long day's work it's just about big enough to have been shared among two. You'll find lots of uses for it.


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Treen Salt 

English, c.1700

How often can you have a drink in the pub where one of your antiques was first used? Now's your chance. This salt is inscribed "Cooper Inn London", probably for the Coopers Arms (1638) in Covent Garden. The inn changed its name to the Lamb and Flag in 1772 and is still open today tucked away down Rose Lane. Charles Dickens was a frequent customer, and so can you be. Nicely turned, untouched surface, shallow bowl for scooping salt out with fingers. What a find!


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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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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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