Swedish 'Folk Art' Sliding Lock Lid Round Wooden Bowl, 19th Century

Swedish 'Folk Art' Sliding Lock Lid Round Wooden Bowl, 19th Century

Code: 10245


H: 11cm (4.3")Di: 20cm (7.9")


For sale is a lovely large round Swedish 'folk art' wooden bowl in with a locking lid from circa 1880-1900.

- The bowl is an attractive and decorative round shape like a curling stone with solid curved edges and an attractive patina. The lid has some small engraved decoration turned around the handle in small grooves as shown in the photographs.
- It has rectangular stub, worn handle for the twist lock lid.
- The bowl has wear and patina 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 warm patina with lovely wear, testament to the original construction.

*the images with an accompanying small wooden bowl with brass metalwork repairs 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.