Extremely scarce. I’ve searched and can’t find another set like this anywhere. If you do find pieces of carved wood with exposed bark, also known as cordwood, they are very simple, not as intricately made as these. The rustic appearance is what makes this set extra special. Each piece has been carved from one solid piece of wood, exposing bark on the outer section of the saucer and most of the cup as well. The handle is one piece of branch from the tree- not two pieces joined together. Saucer is concave, like a shallow bowl and is marked Catskill MTS (mountains- they are in NY State) Saucer is 4-1/4” in diameter and 3/4” in height. Cup is just over 1-3/4” in height. The teapot is also a piece of primitive Treen, having the same characteristics as the cup and saucer.
Treen Wood Teapot with removable lid. Primitive in design, this old miniature tea kettle displays very nicely with the above saucer and cup. This piece was truly labor intensive to create. It has a removable lid that is missing its finial. You can put just about anything small on it or just leave it as it is; after all it is an old piece. If I did do repairs, I think a dark piece of cork or wood would work nicely – or perhaps a tiny old stone or pebble. Handle has a tiny piece of hallowed wood threaded thru the wire and a spout that is affixed to the pot. Note there is a plugged hole near the bottom. The plug is not glued in, just placed there. Good thing this is for display only and not to be filled with water. In any case it is virtually impossible to come across another one of these. It you like rustic, or carved wood, you will be tickled with this set. Pot has a diameter or 3-1/2” and with the spout it is measures 4”.
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