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S/3704 Antique Treen 19th Century Birch Washing Bat

A good curved birch washing bat, extensively carved as a love token, having a flowering plant in a ring handled pot, two love birds,a heart, initialled M.A. and dated 1895, all within a delicate chip carved border. It has a protruding shaped handle with a hole for hanging within a carved star. This design of washing bat is associated with the area of Skane in Southern Sweden. The whole has a pleasing nut brown colour and has original patination.

Sold 14 in. (35.5 cm.) Wide
5 in. (13.5 cm.) Deep
2 in. (6.5 cm.) High
Swedish Circa 1895