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Rare and impressive 17th century lignum vitae wassail bowl

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Category
Reference
350065
Height
51.00 cm (20")
Diameter
38.00 cm (14 1/1")
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.
Height
51.00 cm (20")
Diameter
38.00 cm (14 1/1")
Year
c. 1680
Provenance
A english country house