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S/5178 Antique Treen Early 19th Century Lignum Vitae Quail Egg Cruet

A rare set of five lignum vitae egg cups for quail eggs on their circular lignum vitae stand with a central vertical handle and reeded decoration, made mostly in heart wood and having an excellent colour and patination.

Ex Deeley Collection and illustrated in A History of Cooking Through the Ages by Robert Deeley and Philip Drury on page 114.

egg cups: 2 inches (5 cm.) high and 1.25 inches (3 cm.) in diameter

Sold 5 in. (12.5 cm.) High
6 in. (17 cm.) Diameter French Circa 1820