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Posted 3 years ago

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vetraio50
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Another thrift shop find was this box.
I think it may be made from ebony.
The wood turning is really tight.
It sits on a turned foot and above it are a series of 27 steps.
The round finial is part of the lid and has been turned with it.
The lid has nine steps and above it a round finial handle.
Each step is .5 cm (0.2 of an inch) wide and tapers slightly inwards.
It reminds me of the Art Deco pottery pieces of Keith Murray.
I am not sure if it was for tobacco: this box is not air tight.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.
It is 11 cm (4.3 inches) in diameter and 12.5 cm ( 5 inches ) tall.
There are no identifying marks.

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  1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    Many thanks mikielikesigns2, bratjdd & BELLIN68 too!
  2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    Hi mate, I'm about to go on the Tuesday morning regular hunt. Have a good evening!
  3. Budek Budek, 3 years ago
    I love this piece! What a beautiful thing to see when I checked in here tonight.
    Absolutely gorgeous!!!
    Thank You Kevin.
  4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    Many thanks to my mates Amy and Tony (aka scandinavian_pieces and Budek)!
  5. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 3 years ago
    Mmmm, after glass, wood is my second favourite material :) This box is awesome!!!!
  6. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    Many thanks austrohungaro. Its a favourite of mine too!
  7. AmberRose AmberRose, 3 years ago
    Neat piece V. Do you keep anything in it?
    Still on holiday, quiet morning, snuck my hubby's IPad to check in with my CW.
  8. AmberRose AmberRose, 3 years ago
    The more I look at this the more fascinated I am with this piece.
  9. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    Hi Amber Hope you're having a great time! I keep the key to my shed there!

    Thanks again!
  10. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    Many thanks czechman, fossilhunter, AmberRose & ozmarty too!
  11. fourpeepsake fourpeepsake, 3 years ago
    That's a beauty. I have always had a passion for boxes and it seems to run in the family as my nephew also seems to share that trait. Thanks for sharing it.
  12. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    Many thanks fourpeepsake!
  13. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    Many thanks lisa & toolate2 too! ; )
  14. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks czechman and inky too! Suzi_bluz did you dig this one up?
  15. Budek Budek, 2 years ago
    Sure wish I could shed some light on it's origin, it's a gorgeous thing.
    If I find even a 'maybe' connection I'll let you know.
    Cheers friend,
    T
  16. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Hi Tony! Now that you mention it I came across this site a month or so ago:
    http://12smallthings.com/artisan-collection/ebony-vessels.html

    Interesting African carvers!
    Mozambique!
  17. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks ho2cultcha!
  18. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks musikchoo!
  19. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks mustangT!
  20. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks bratjdd and to you too miederan.
  21. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Hi Sean, I don't believe we got further than the Mozambique theory of mine. Jus t got back from the Collector's Fair monthly. Not much at all except for a couple of Strombergshyttan glasses ..... Nice and chunky. Hope Rebessin will like 'em.
  22. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Many thanks MANIKIN!
  23. SEAN68 SEAN68, 11 months ago
    ANOTHER STUNNER!!
  24. vetraio50 vetraio50, 11 months ago
    Many thanks MSL, SEAN 'n HO2CULTCHA too!
  25. vetraio50 vetraio50, 11 months ago
    Many thanks VINTAGEFRAN!

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