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S/4286 Antique Treen 19th Century Fruitwood Sportsman's Powder Keg

An unusual and well turned two part fruitwood sportsman's powder keg, having a slightly oval cylindrical body with moulded turnings, that has a screw fitting acorn stopper. The body, with a screw thread, separates in two sections for filling purposes and the whole has a good colour, as often found with fruitwood items, and a pleasing patination.

An old newspaper cutting in French was inside, showing a picture of four identical different sized measures.

Sold 11 in. (28 cm.) High
4 in. (10 cm.) Diameter French Circa 1820