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S/2120 Antique Treen 18th Century Lignum Vitae Salt

An important circular late 18th century lignum vitae salt, having an exterior rim with a minute carved zig zag above four incised lines. The stem has five graduated bead turnings, seated on an angled base with a shallow vertical foot. The salt is mostly heart wood with a small amount of sap wood, and is a rich colour and has a lovely patination.

Sold 3 in. (9 cm.) High
3 in. (8.5 cm.) Diameter English Circa 1780