Treenware Egg Cup, Antique and Paint Decorated, from Southeastern Pennsylvania
Description: beautiful antique turned wood treenware or treen ware egg cup or master salt? The cup is painted in a golden brown background color and is decorated with brown parallel lines around the circumference to give it a wonderful and unusual look. The inside of the cup is not painted and has a raw wood look which has developed a very mice patina. It has a pedestal type base, which is unfinished on the bottom. The cup itself is tulip shaped with a rounded bottom, straight sides and flared rim, just a great and beautiful shape. This piece is made in the best Americana and Pennsylvania Dutch tradition common in Lancaster County Pennsylvania. Please view photos as they are part and parcel of our description.
Date: Mid to late 1800's.
Origin: Uncertain but most likely Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA.
Size: 2 3/16" in diameter at the top, 1 7/8" diameter at the base and 3 1/16" high.
Marks: Has markings in pencil with "1894" Three times. We believe this could be an indication of the year it was made.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: This is definitely a beautiful antique handmade and painted piece of treenware.
Condition: Cup is in excellent condition given its age. It does not have breaks, repairs or cracks. The colors are fresh and vivid. The finish has minimum wear with few scratches and nicks mostly at the top rim, but there are a couple on the edge of the base. It also has some loss of finish on the top of the base. All of these issues are evident in the photos. Please see photos to appreciate beauty and condition of this beautiful piece.