S/4929 Antique Treen Scottish Sycamore and Alder Bicker of the Georgian Period
A lovely Scottish bicker with alternate staves of sycamore and alder and bound with willow. Reference: Treen for the Table by J Levi page 80-82, in which it states, 'alternate staves of sycamore and alder, which has been stained dark brown by steeping the wood in a peat bog. The technical skill of its maker in producing such a perfect and water tight fit with the feathering, (as in this instance'), is quite remarkable. The staves are held together by tightly woven bands of willow'. A similar example is shown on page 80. The whole is in good condition with a patination.
6½ in. (16.5 cm.) Wide
3 in. (7.5 cm.) High
Scottish Circa 1800