Leather Holder for Wicker Covered Bottle by Ken Scott for David Parish
This is a rattan covered bottle that I covered (I wanted a lot of the rattan to show thru). I added an 18th Century decoration of a Pennsylvania German tulip for decoration. The design was "Poker etched" (burnt) into the leather.
Copy by Ken Scott that was photographed at the 2012 CLA Show by Jan Riser. The last photo is by Ken Scott.
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