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Treen Ladle

A beautifully made treen ladle, possibly used to measure a sailor’s daily tot of grog, a custom that British Vice-Admiral Edward Vernon introduced to the naval squadron he commanded in the West Indies in 1740. The handle is fastened to the bowl with a turned screw, allowing the two pieces to be separated, and so safer to transport.

English, turned wood, circa 1820

Hieght: 1.75 inches Length: 11.5 inches Width: 2.5 inches

Price: £110

Ref: 2059g

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DORIS URQUHART & CHRISTOPHER RICHARDSON

Folk Art - Naïve and Primitive Paintings - Country Furniture - Pottery

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