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Lignum Vitae Treen Wassail BowlLignum Vitae Treen Wassail Bowl

A Lignum vitae wassail bowl, English, Circa 1690
Height: 8 7/8” Diameter: 7 7/8”
The first mention of a wassail bowl was in the thirteenth century, a vessel in which revelers dipped cakes and fine bread. The practice of floating crisps of bread in the wassail bowl gave rise to our use of "toast" as a drinking salutation. Craftsmen fashioned the wassail bowl from materials that could withstand heavy use, such as wood or pewter. The very wealthy sometimes had them crafted in precious metals or carved from decorative stone.

ITEM ID
Lignum Vitae Vessel
DIAMETER
7.875" (20 cm)
HEIGHT
8.875" (23 cm)
AGE
17th Century
THEME
Vases
PRODUCT
Vases & Bowls
TYPE
Antique

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    Lignum Vitae Treen Wassail Bowl

    $12,500