London, South Kensington
19 May 1999
A large North European travelling wood spirit flask, 18th century
Of circular disc form, with reeded and chip-carved bands to the borders, late inscribed in ink HIGHLANDER'S WOODEN BOWL, OBTAINED AT EDINBURGH, AUGUST, 89.
14in. (35.5cm.) high, overall; 10in. (26.5cm.) diam.
Pitt Rivers Collection, thence to present owner.
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Edward H. Pinto, Treen and Other Wooden Bygones, Bell and Hymann, London 1969. Example pl.53, fig.E., Section III.
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