S/3670 Antique Treen Georgian Fisherman's Companion in Boxwood
A rare fisherman's companion in boxwood, having six winders on the outer circle, which is made in a single piece. At the top the finial unscrews to release the centre section, which comprises four cylindrical screw thread boxes for hooks and weights, the bottom one has a fixed double spool. 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 a good patination, with its original papier mache polished case.
For reference see Pinto page 267 illustrated on plate 286.
5½ in. (14 cm.) High
1½ in. (4 cm.) Diameter English Circa 1800