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This auction is for this vintage Sovereign Wooden bowl.

c. 1950's

Sovereign Woodworkers Limited was established in a vacant shop in Tawa Street, Gonville, a suburb of Whanganui in 1949 by Leonard Austin Brasell, Arnold (Arnie) H. W. Burling and Edwin (Wyn) H. Hart. [Wanganui Chronicle, 21 April 1949]

The company had its immediate origins in Austin Brasell’s own home workshop a few years or so before.

Here he developed a woodturning hobby to produce a small range of inlaid and laminated wooden souvenir ware which he marketed mainly in the metropolitan centres.

One of his most successful products was his 12-inch “Sovereign” ruler – named from a wordplay on “ruler” – with 18 samples of native timbers.

26 cm wide by 26 cm deep by 7 cm high.

Postage prices included at bottom.

condition: 9/10

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