S/3466 Antique Treen Georgian Fisherman's Companion in Boxwood
A rare fisherman's companion in boxwood, having ten winders on the outer circle, which is made in a single piece. At the top the thumb piece unscrews to release the centre section, which comprises of four cylindrical screw thread boxes for hooks, weights, etc. It is an extremely well made item and according to Pinto, one was illustrated on an 18th century trade card, which was in the Evan-Thomas Collection. The whole has a lovely honey colour, is in fine condition and has an excellent patination.
For reference see Pinto page 267 illustrated on plate 286.
5¾ in. (14.5 cm.) High
2 in. (5 cm.) Diameter English Circa 1800