Antique Lid Sugar Bowl. I purchased 40 antique hand painted European and Asian vase and bowl lids made in the 1700 and 1800′s that were missing their bases. This lid is Asian. The overall size is 6 inch diameter by 4 high.
The wood is Oak with a green tint dye and a wipe on poly finish. I hope you enjoy this collaboration with artists from the past. It was a two year journey developing a wood base for each lid. There are an infinite amount of design decisions and choices to be made.
My wife and I were weekend antiquing and we came across these lids missing bases in an upscale antique store. Curious as to why the lids are on display, I asked the shop owner for more information. He explains that many dealers have drawers filled with antique lids expecting that one day they will find a matching base and make a great return on their investment. I tell him that I am a woodturner and promise to make new bases for the lids and agrees to sell me eight pieces. When I return a few weeks later I show him the results and gift him the one he favors the most. I ask to purchase the remaining lids. He basically gifts them to me with the promise that I show him the developing series.
If you like Antique Lid Sugar Bowl here is a link to another piece in the series Antique Collaboration
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I design and produce my items in my Montvale, New Jersey, USA studio. My favorite machine is the wood lathe, but I will spend as much time at the workbench doing finishing work to complete the decoration.