S/4648 Antique Treen 19th Century Fruitwood Shepherd's Cup or Dipper
An attractive folk art Romanian fruitwood 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 handle is pierced with a carved heart below a flowerhead, possibly as a love token. The whole has an excellent honey colour and patination.
5½ in. (14 cm.) Wide
2½ in. (6.5 cm.) Deep
4¼ in. (11 cm.) High
Romanian Circa 1880