Antique Diminutive Maple Treenware Sander Pounce Pot (27) 19th cent

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Antique Diminutive Maple Treenware Sander Pounce Pot (27) 19th cent

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SIZE
3 1/4inches tall;  3 in diameter.

DESCRIPTION

Sanders (aka pounce pots) were an essential tool of 18th and 19th century quill pen writing. They contained a fine powder (pounce) which was shaken on freshly penned papers to help blot and dry the ink. The tops of these things are deeply concave to facilitate collecting and recycling the used pounce. An appropriate and decorative eccoutrement for antique desk or table.

This one--  Superfine. Crisply turned of hard maple. Finest color and patina. Unusual column form

CONDITION
very good

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