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S/3299 Antique Treen 18th Century Fruitwood Negus Strainer

An extremely finely turned 18th century fruitwood negus strainer, having a shaped flat handle to each side of the straining bowl. The whole, of thin proportions showing the skill of the turner, has excellent pole lathe markings. It has a medium rich colour and fine patination.

Negus was a beverage imported by Colonel Francis Negus, a soldier who died in 1732. It was made with wine, hot water, lemon juice, sugar and nutmeg.

Sold 8 in. (20.5 cm.) Wide
3 in. (8.5 cm.) Deep
1 in. (3 cm.) High
English Circa 1780