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S/2067 Antique Treen 19th Century Sycamore Searce

A Victorian decorated sycamore searce of traditional design in two sections having a metal sieve. The shallow bowl, which screws onto a hollow stem and foot, has a serrated edge and decorated chip carving. The whole has a pale honey colour and patination.

They were used by apothecaries for sieving powders, the fine powders passing into the base leaving lumps and impurities behind.

Sold 2 in. (7 cm.) High
4 in. (12 cm.) Diameter English Circa 1890