Vintage - T6852
Up for sale is a gorgeous antique genuine LIGNUM VITAE LAWN BALL, one of the densest heaviest timbers in the world.
A great decorative element & very popular with sculptors & woodturners.
“Lignum vitae is a wood from trees of the Genus Guaiacum. The trees are indigenous to the Caribbean and the northern coast of South America and have been an important export crop to Europe since the beginning of the 16th century. Lignum vitae is hard and durable, and is also the densest wood traded. It’s used to make lawn bowls, croquet mallets & it has seen widespread historical usage in mortars and pestles and for wood carvers' mallets. Lignum vitae was used for ship and submarine propeller bearings until the 1960s” - Wikipedia
Weight - 1.4kg
This bowls ball is in authentic vintage condition, wear and tear consistent with age & use, some age related checking & the hard rubber inserts are fully checked & crazed.
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