Original Myrtlewood bowl from Bayview Myrtlewood Shop North Bend Oregon c1950. This bowl hand made by an artisan on a lathe from a single piece of Myrtlewood. Measures 12 x 4 inches. Original label on base. The myrtlewood industry originated in the late 1800's along the Southern Oregon Coast. As one takes a closer look at myrtlewood craftsmanship, the oldest factory emerges as a story of history and success. The Myrtlewood Factory, located five miles north of North Bend, Oregon, at the entrance to the Dunes National Recreation Area, is the oldest in the world. In 1869, the golden spike symbolically marking completion of the nation's first transcontinental railroad was driven into a tie of highly polished myrtlewood. Later, the wood brought some rare beauty for the Great Depression years. It soon became a tourist attraction, and many small shops opened up, presenting the product to travelers along the Oregon Coast. Today you will find 15-18 retail stores, some with small factories in the back, turning bowls and trays for their own resale.
Heavy solid brass bucket or pail circa 1800. Fixed riveted wrought iron handle. This is one of the best brass pails we have found. Made from heavy solid bell brass. Measures 13 inches wide, 6 inches high, and 13.5 inches high to top of the handle. If you wish to browse our entire available inventory please go to OneofaKindAntiques.com. We also offer a consultation service AntiquesConsultant.com, ... as well as an online price guide at TheBestAntiquesPriceGuide.com. Connecticut residents and buyers picking up in Connecticut please add the CT state sales tax. Buyers outside the USA are responsible for any taxes, tariffs or customs that might apply.
Early American heavy solid brass swing handle bucket or pail circa 1800. This pail was made from heavy gauge solid bell brass with a hand wrought iron swing handle. Measures 10 x 5 inches, and 11.5 inches high to the top of the raised handle.
English heavy bell medal lathe turned solid brass apothecary mortar and pestle. Measures 4.25 inches high, 5.25 inches across its top with a 6.5 inch pestle. Excellent original condition. C 1790. The English word mortar derives from classical Latin mortarium, meaning, among several other usages. For more information go to: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mortar_and_pestle
Early American country kitchen wooden maple bowl. New England c1800. This period bowl was made from a single block of solid maple wood. Most early bowls have line cracks or repairs. This one is in excellent original condition, retaining its deep rich old untouched patina. Measures 15.5 inches wide by 14 inches long and 5 inches deep.