The Hawkins Engine Turned Lignum Vitae Collection

Jonathan Levi asked me to write a chapter for his book, Treen for the Table, Wooden Objects Relating to Eating and Drinking published by the Antique Collectors Club in 1998. The chapter, titled English Rose Engine Turning on Wood and Ivory in the 16th and 17th Centuries was illustrated using my collection formed over a period of thirty years and recently sold to Axel Vervoodt,  the great Belgian dealer, at the Olympia Fair of 1997.