Vintage Turned Mahogany Wood Lidded Canister Made in Grand Cayman By Ralph Terry
Description: A beautiful and rather uncommon medium size turned mahogany wood covered sugar bowl or canister having a lid with an acorn shaped finial. This lath turned wood canister has a beautiful brown color having a clear varnish finish. The piece shows the wood grain and has a beautiful appearance. The interior is also varnished and shows the turning marks. The piece is signed on the bottom of the base. The piece was made in the Grand Cayman by Ralph Terry. This a beautiful piece worthy of a spot in any collection. The piece is undated and was most likely made in early to mid 1900s. Please carefully review the photos as they are part and parcel of our description.
Date: Uncertain, but most likely made in early to mid 1900s (early to mid 20th century).
Origin: Was purchased at an estate auction in Lancaster County Pennsylvania, USA Size: measures ~3" in diameter at the base and the top opening, ~3 3/8" diameter at its widest point and ~3 3/4" high with the lid closed to the top of the finial. The piece weighs about 7 ounces.
Maker: Ralph Terry.
Marks: Marked on the bottom of the base in hand writing "MADE IN GRAND CAYMAN BY RALPH TERRY".
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: This is definitely a beautiful handmade vintage sugar bowl or canister with nice coloring and patina.
Condition: The piece is in very good condition. The piece has no breaks, cracks, or repairs. The finish is in very good condition with some minor losses and few small scratches. It is clean with some minor dings to the edges and minor losses. The side of the bowl has what looks loke tight vertical surface crack, which does not go through to the inside and is not evident at the top edge. This seems to be just a surface scratch as opposed to being a true crack. Be that as it may, the piece is solid and intact and the piece is truly beautiful and would make a great addition to your collection of wood turnings. Please see photos to appreciate beauty and condition of this beautiful piece.
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