Antique Turned Walnut Wood Domed Lidded Primitive Form Saffron Box or Cup
Date: Unknown, but most likely made in late 1800s (late 19th century) to early 1900s (early 20th century).
Origin: Was purchased at an estate auction in Lancaster County Pennsylvania, USA.
Size: measures ~2 5/8" in diameter at the base, ~2 3/4" diameter at the top, ~5" high with the lid closed to the top of the finial, and the internal diameter of the cup is ~2 1/4" diameter. The piece weighs slightly over 6 ounces.
Marks: Unmarked. Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: This is definitely a nice handmade primitive antique saffron cup or box with nice coloring and patina.
Condition: The piece is in fairly good condition. The piece has no breaks, cracks, or repairs. It does have a few small chips, with the one at the edge of the lid being the most pronounced (see 4th photo). The finish is in relatively good condition with losses and scratches. It is soiled on the inside and outside with some minor dings to the edges and some roughness, mostly along the edge of the lid. Be that as it may, the piece is solid and intact despite being an old utilitarian saffron box. The piece is truly beautiful and would make a great addition to your collection of antique wood turnings. Please see photos to appreciate the beauty of the piece and for additional condition information.
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