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S/4649 Antique Treen 19th Century Birch Shepherd's Cup or Dipper

An attractive folk art Scandinavian birch shepherd's cup or dipper, all chip carved from a single block of wood. These were often carved by hill shepherds while attending their sheep during the summer months. The edges have a chip carved design surrounding a repetitive carved panel to each side. The handles are carved with pierced diamond decoration and the whole has a an excellent honey colour and patination.

6 in. (16.5 cm.) Wide
2 in. (6 cm.) Deep
4 in. (10 cm.) High
Scandinavian Circa 1890