Swedish 'Folk Art' red paint small lock-lid bowl 19th Century

Swedish 'Folk Art' red paint small lock-lid bowl 19th Century

Code: 10321


H: 4.5cm (1.8")Di: 10.5cm (4.1")


For sale is a lovely red paint Swedish 'folk art' bowl with a locking lid from the 19th Century.

- The small 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 as shown.

- 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 box is in good condition and has one small metal repair to one of the missing lock tabs in the lid with a metal replacement 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.

*The last two images show the bowl in context with other Swedish antiques which are also separately for sale from W&W Antiques in other listings.

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.