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Title: 1965T425 Cup or Salt Holder
Description: 1965T425
Cup, Tumbler or Salt Holder, 1650-1700
Pinto Collection - Purchased from Edward H Pinto, 1965.
This walnut tumbler holder, made around 1675-1700, would most likely have been the work of a rural craftsman working on a pole lathe. The marks of the lathe can be clearly seen on the underside of the vessel. The sharply pointed interior of the bowl is characteristic of this type of vessel which was used to hold the pointed tumblers which were not able to stand up by themselves. Although the ring turning on the stem is quite heavy, it is interesting to see that the stem has been made up of two different widths.
Keywords:
Birmingham Museums Trust/Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery
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Wood
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Pinto Collection
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17th Century
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Cup
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Turned
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Wood
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Walnut
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Treen
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Social history
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Food and Drink
   
Usage Rights: Creative Commons 0 - Public Domain. Optional attribution: Photo by Birmingham Museums Trust, licensed under CC0