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Interesting object on Ebay

Postby Christabel » Sun Apr 08, 2012 6:12 pm

Has anyone seen one of these before? I doubt the early date if it has a screw turn base (though some-one out there will know better than me) but it's a lovely thing:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RARE-16th-17t ... 3f15e194ec



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Re: Interesting object on Ebay

Postby Lord High Everything Esle » Mon Apr 16, 2012 12:28 pm

Didn't spot this until the ending of the item.

It is quite possible that a screw thread could have been made in the 16thC.

They date back to Roman times for grape juice and olive oil presses.

However I dont have the "feel" that it is 16th or 17th C.

Since the screw thread is not really necessary for the operation of the item I doubt whether they would have gone to the trouble of having it made.


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Re: Interesting object on Ebay

Postby Christabel » Mon Apr 16, 2012 8:52 pm

Yes - I have since found simple screw threads on pewter from the Mary Rose but as a means of fixing, it is like an ivory Victorian mallet I have whose handle is secured in that way.
Nice object, and I wondered if any wood turners out there might have been interested!




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