Swedish 'Folk Art' original blue paint, lock lid wooden bowl c.1830.

Swedish 'Folk Art' original blue paint, lock lid wooden bowl c.1830.

Code: 10241


H: 9cm (3.5")Di: 22.5cm (8.9")


For sale is a lovely blue Swedish 'folk art' bowl in original paint with a locking lid from circa 1820-50.

- The bowl is an attractive and decorative squat round shape like a curling stone with highly curved edges.
- The bowl has been originally decorated in a classic Swedish blue/grey paint which has now with wear a lovely patina appropriate to its age at over 170 years of age. It has rectangular stub, worn handle for the twist lock lid.
- The paint has worn around the bowl in prominent places that are handled and tactile and on the base as shown.
- These lidded storage bowls were for food, butter, tobacco or in the smaller ones snuff. These beautiful rural bowls often have locking lids. The locking mechanism is a simple pair of large and small tabs carved to the lid that slot under the track to the lip of the bowl and it rotates to lock/un-lock. Often as the wood has dried out over the decades and if someone forces it then they sometimes develop cracks close to the point that the lock in the lid engages, this one does not have this in contrast to many.

A lovely decorative bowl in an attractive colour with lovely wear to the original paintwork.

*the image with an accompanying dark green rosmålning bowl is for scale and context, the other bowl is also for sale from W&W Antiques. Contact us for combined shipping on a number of items.

Free delivery to the UK mainland as priced. International buyers are welcome, but please contact us prior to payment to confirm the additional packaging, insurance and shipping costs by way of acceptance to your country. Purchaser responsible for local import tariffs/fees.
If you are interested in multiple items, please contact us for combined postage.