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Purple Pet Urn Sphere


Purple Pet Urn Sphere. Perusing an antique store I come across approximately 40 antique European and Asian porcelain bowl lids from the 1700 and 1800′s.  They are missing their bases. This lid is European.  The overall size is 7 inch diameter. I like the contrast of the small lid and the large  base.

The wood is Maple with a blue dye and a protective poly finish. I hope you enjoy this collaboration with an artist from the past. It was a two year journey developing a wood base for each lid.  There are an infinite amount of design decisions and choices that can be made.

Antiquing Find

My wife and I were weekend antiquing and we came across a bunch of porcelain lids in an upscale antique store.  Curious as to why only the lids are on display, I asked the shop owner for more information.  He explains that many dealers have drawers filled with lids expecting that one day they will find a matching base and make a great return on their investment.  I tell him that I am a wood turner and promise to make new bases for the lids.  He agrees to sell me eight pieces.  When I return a few weeks later to show him the results and I gift him the one he favors the most.

I ask to purchase the remaining lids. He basically gifts them to me with the promise that I show him the series as it develops.

If you like Purple Pet Urn Sphere here is a link to another piece in the series Antique Collaboration

Unique Gift Ideas

Take a look in my Etsy store for a one of a kind gift idea.


I design and produce my items in my Montvale New Jersey USA studio. My favorite machine is the wood lathe, but I will spend as much time at the workbench doing finishing work to complete the decoration.


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