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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!

$995

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yj776

 

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.

$1,325

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yh119

 

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?

$625

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wd743

 

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!

$235

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wd311

 

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.

$100

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wd211

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