Handmade Signed Lathe Turned 8th Century BC Style Roman Canteen


Up for sale is this hand turned Ancient 8th Century BC Roman Canteen. This great piece was created in North Carolina by local woodturner/artist J.Vincent.  The canteen is a replica of an 8th Century BC Roman canteen and is hollowed and will hold liquid.  It is made of English Walnut, African Paduak, and African Gabon Ebony.  The basic canteen is made from 2 pieces of English Walnut with a piece of African paduak sandwiched in the center and the Ebony glued to the top to form the drinking spout.  Then the piece was turned on a wood lathe utilizing multi-axis techniques.  It was first turned from top to bottom to get the basic form, then the spout was drilled and hollowed, then it was turned to the other axis to follow the body and insert the medallions.  The medallions were turned and textured from Paduak and then fitted to the main body.   Lastly, the cap was turned from paduak and fitted to the Ebony spout.   Then lots and lots of sanding, and 6 coats of clear lacquer and as you can see the contrast between the woods makes for a stunning piece.    

All in all the total time to create this wonderful piece was just under 40 hours.  The texture and copper gilding on the wood is reminiscent of decorated pieces I have seen in museums featuring Greek and Roman artifacts.  Please zoom the pictures to see the intricate detail on the rim and underside.

 Here are some vitals on the piece:

Wood: English Walnut, African Paduak & Gabon Ebony

Size: 8.0″ in diameter 10.0″ tall 

Form:  Hollow Canteen

Weight: 13 oz.

Decorations:  Hand Carved Texture on the Medallions .

Finish: 10 coats of gloss lacquer on outside

Food Safe: Yes   

This piece will be carefully wrapped and shipped insured with tracking via USPS priority mail

Additional information

Weight 24 oz
Dimensions 12 × 12 × 6 in


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