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S/3698 Antique Treen 18th Century Boxwood Spice Shaker

A fine 18th century boxwood spice shaker, having an acorn finial above a ball, which unscrews to reveal a small container for spice or nutmeg. This in turn also unscrews to reveal four small holes leading to the interior. The body, of globular form, is raised on a circular base, which has been replaced. The whole has an excellent colour and patination.

Reference: Treen for the Table page 108 and lot 764 in the Shepherd Collection Sale in 1983.

Sold 8 in. (20.5 cm.) High
2 in. (7 cm.) Diameter French Circa 1790