Treenware Egg Cup Signed HMZ, Stained and Lacquered, from Southeastern Pennsylvania, dated 1950
Description: A beautiful vintage turned wood treenware or treen ware egg cup or master salt? The cup is stained with a brown colored stain and then lacquered. The cup itself is delicate and its walls are relatively thin and light, very well done. The inside of the cup is also treated the same way. The piece has a pedestal type base, which is unfinished on the bottom. The base then rises with a central shaped stem to the cylindrical shaped cup, having straight sides and rounded rim. Just a great and beautiful shape and look. It is reminiscent of a Chalice. This piece is made in the best Americana and Pennsylvania Dutch tradition common in Lancaster County Pennsylvania. The cup is signed and dated by the artist. Please carefully review the photos presented as they are part and parcel of our description.
Date: The piece is marked 50 for what we believe is 1950.
Origin: Uncertain but most likely Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA.
Size: ~1 3/4" in diameter at the top, ~1 13/16" diameter at the base and 3 5/8" high. The piece weighs less than one ounce.
Marks: Has markings engraved on the bottom the letters HMZ, which we believe are the initials of the artist and the number 50, which we believe is the date 1950.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: This is definitely a beautiful vintage handmade piece of treenware.
Condition: The Cup is in excellent condition given its age. It has a break in the base which was repaired by gluing it together (see photos) and can be seen with difficulty in real life. Other than that the cup is beautiful, solid and intact. The color as well as the lacquering are fresh and vivid. The finish has minimum wear with few minor scratches and nicks. It has minimum loss of finish if any. Please see photos to appreciate beauty and condition of this great Americana piece.
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