19th c. Italian Olive Press Screw

ORIGIN: Tuscany, Italy
AGE: Circa 1880
DIMENSIONS: 13.5” diameter x 57” h
MATERIALS: Solid hardwood; iron
CONDITION: Very good; wear consistent with age and use; stable and heavy

Description

Handcrafted large-scale screw, circa 1880s, from an olive press in Tuscany. Adding to its unique appeal, the top features two bands of hand forged iron straps. Viewing the screw from above shows that this is a solid piece of hardwood. The newer base provides stability for the heavy screw. An authentic and rustic sculptural object that is sure to attract attention in any setting.