FINE AND ELABORATE LATHE ENGINE WOOD TURNINGS
Seven: Made by Titus Salt (factory owner, philanthropist, wood turner), in various woods, England, 19th c.; Tallest: 9 1/4" Note: Ornamental turning was a pastime of the wealthy and great in 19th c. England. It is a skill still kept alive by a small band of enthusiasts, notably the Society of Ornamental Turners and the Worshipful Company of Turners of London. Saltaire Village, a World Heritage Site in West Yorkshire, England, is named for Sir Titus Salt.
Sale Price: $8,750
Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500
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