A Most Unusual
Ex ROGER BACON
Northeast, ca. 18th Century.
Hardwood, likely cherrywood. Under high magnification I see what appears to be faint lathe tool marks, so turned rather than carved. Each hole individually drilled. I have never seen this form of a strainer/sieve before. I suspect given its personal size and shape that it was used for tea. Excellent patina.
About 6 inches diameter x ¾ at the rim.
Provenance includes a fine Northeast collection and the legendary dealer Roger Bacon.