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Huge European 18th C. Lobster Claw Powder Flask

Huge European 18th C. Lobster Claw Powder Flask

( ID: ea1060 )

A massive 10" long lobster claw mounted as a powder flask. In the 18th and early 19th centuries novelty powder flasks were made from a variety of different materials including whole small tortoises and in some cases oversized lobster claws. This example likely dates to the late 18th- mid 19th C. and is mounted with pewter or white metals mounts. Very decorative example and normally found without the smaller claw this example retains the whole claw. ...

Price: $3,500
Rare 17th C. English turned oak hourglass

Rare 17th C. English turned oak hourglass

( ID: ea815 )

A particularly elegant example of a very early hourglass. Most examples are found date to the 19th C. however judging by the clouding in the glass, the age and softness of the oak wood, I would date this example to the 17th C. and at latest the 18th C.  Truly a beautiful example. Height is 7", 3 1/2" wide. ...

Price: $1,499