S/4453 Antique Treen Late 17th or Early 18th Century Sycamore Food Platter
An exceptional example of a late 17th century or early 18th century pole lathe turned sycamore food platter, having a well marked surface that is profusely scored with knife marks, and the well worn slightly chipped patinated edge confirms it was extensively used. The underside, with pole lathe and stepped rings, is interesting as it has on one side a flat spot. These occurred when the turner, having chosen his timber, misjudged the thickness required and ran out of wood while it was on the lathe, and therefore created a smooth thinner area. It is unusual to find this on a platter, much more usual to see it on a bowl, where a larger block of wood was required. The whole has an excellent colour and wonderful patination.
8¼ in. (21 cm.) Wide
8½ in. (21.5 cm.) Deep
1 in. (2.5 cm.) High
English Circa 1680-1720