Very rare example of Georgian period English treen.
This is a carved treen collapsible travel goblet. I've had this for many years, during that time a similar one has been pictured in Jonathan Levi's book "Treen for the Table."
The goblet has five sections, which collapse and are covered with a domed cover. The goblet is footed when opened. It actually holds water -- I tried it, it doesn't lose a drop.
I would date this to the late or very early 19th Century.
When closed, the piece measures about 3 1/8" diameter by 2" high. When opened, the goblet is about 3" tall. The piece is in excellent original condition with beautiful patina. There is a circle of lighter wood on the top, I'm not sure how that was done as it doesn't seem to be inlay. There is one small chip on the foot rim.
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