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Antique Collectibles Gallery: R101 - R108

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  NEW 2020 - Lignum Vitae Antique Lawn Bowl Reworks
 
Below you will find a new enterprise for the website and something that we have been advertising on popular auction websites for a number of years. We select high quality grains and defined wood patterns on aged Lignum Vitae English Antique Lawn Bowls and rework the generally worn, tired and damaged exteriors to reveal the true beauty of one of the hardest wearing, most attractive and rarest wood types ever manufactured. Generally for display as stand alone shelf or cabinet objects, these can also be used as paper weights, book ends or door stops, or gifted to anybody who appreciates fine workmanship and quality materials, long before the age of plastic.
 These items are hand finished through several sanding and lapping stages of abrasion and a gloss finish is achieved using nothing other than natural oils from the wood, hand polishing, lots of patience and a keen eye for detail.
 A very light protective coat of Renaissance Wax is added for protection. More information on Lignum Vitae is available
here
 Please be aware that Lignum vitae is one of the most dense woods in the World, and as such lawn bowls are heavy, in general over 1kg each. Each will vary slightly in dimensions and shape making each one unique however as a general rule of thumb the rough size for a standard antique lawn bowl
is between 4 & 5 inches when sat flat. The smaller jack variants are approximately 3.5 inches.

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For Items R109 - R117, click here.

 Lignum Vitae Bias 2 Lawn Bowl - c1918 - Michael Jackson ( a )    £121 - Order Number - R101

  So, if you have ever wondered what happened to Michael Jackson's bowls, look no further. Not only do we have one, oh no, we have both of his excellent bowls in super fine condition. They have bone or ivory inserts fully intact on either side of the bowl, with the largest bearing the name, hand carved and burnished with black ink / paint. This burnish is fully legible but showing some fading. There are numerous stamps, several of which are unfortunately unreadable, we can however make out BB33 76K. We think this denotes the year of testing, BB ( British Bowling )1933 which is the year the stamp or balance check expires. It was valid for 15 years, so the actual date for the initial test was 1918. The 76K  was to denote the testing center and the inspector. Other stamps we can make out are BIAS N2 and BIAS 2 Full.
 Lovely grain visible and no splits, a few minor bruises and small hairlines which  do not detract and overall this is a great lump of Lignum. Ideal for using as a book end to keep your Jackson LP records upright or maybe just as a shelf talking point. Discount available for the pair.

   Lignum Vitae Bias 2 Lawn Bowl - c1918 - Michael Jackson ( b )    £124 - Order Number - R102

 The second bowl of the 'Michael Jackson' set.

   Lignum Vitae Lawn Bowl - Bowerman Bros, Southsea  c1918 - J.S. ( a )    £129 - Order Number - R103

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  Lignum Vitae Lawn Bowl - Bowerman Bros, Southsea  c1918 - J.S. ( b )    £119 - Order Number - R104

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  Lignum Vitae Lawn Bowl - Darlington Ltd Liverpool c1918 - L.W.     £109 - Order Number - R105

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  Lignum Vitae Lawn Bowl Jack - Thomas Taylor Glasgow - J.W.     £95 - Order Number - R106

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  Lignum Vitae Lawn Bowl - c1930 - B (a)     £145 - Order Number - R107

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  Lignum Vitae Lawn Bowl - c1930 - B (b)     £149 - Order Number - R108

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Brass Polishing:

We also offer a brass polishing service, where we remove all exterior brass fittings and polish to a high sheen which seems to be popular when matching a metronome to a piano for display purposes. We do not clean the fittings by default unless we feel the unit warrants it and any item shown on the website without cleaned brass-work is sold as viewed. We will however, under instruction polish fittings once a unit has been purchased for a standard charge of £9.95. Occasionally metronomes can be fitted with nickel silver or copper metal-work and in most cases these are best left to develop a deep handling patina. We will advise if we do not think that a unit would benefit from this service.

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