For sale is a lovely original dark blue paint Swedish 'folk art' bowl with a locking lid from the first half of the 18th Century.
- The beautiful bowl in original paint is the earliest one W&W Antiques have acquired marked for 1713. This making the small survivor 307 years of age. The bowl has a small brass pinned repair to the sections that commonly split from the locking lid but the bowl remains solid and useable.
- The bowl has a small 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.
- Marked to the base 1713.
- These lidded storage bowls were for food, butter, tobacco storage (sometimes like a lunch box) or in the smaller ones such as this for 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 has had a repair at this point as shown in the photographs. It remains in solid workable condition and does not affect its use.
A lovely decorative bowl in a highly attractive colour with lovely wear to the original paintwork at over three centuries of age.
Free delivery in the mainland UK 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.
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