Rare and impressive 17th century lignum vitae wassail bowl

Date: Circa 1680

Height: 51cms (20.08 ins)
Diameter: 38.00cms (14.96 ins)

One of the largest know examples of a turned wassail bowl of superb colour with taps in the stem and a large base to take the cups when filled. Wassail was a type of warm punch.

Lignum vitae was one of the most prized timbers in the 17th century coming from the west indies as ballast on the returning ships.

Origin: England

Provenance: A english country house

Price: £8800.00