This handmade tankard is a wonderful example of the woodturner’s craft. The body of the tankard was made by lathe turning a segment of a limb from a tree that is most likely spalted maple or possibly a burl. The underside of the tankard nicely shows the cross-section of the limb with all the spalting and crazy grain associated with it. The outside of the tankard is ribbed with a series of three ribs on the upper half and two ribs on the lower half. The handle and lid are also cut from the same type of wood. The piece stands 5 5/8 inches tall. The base of the tankard is 4 ½ inches in diameter. There is a heavy coat of varnish on the outside of the tankard. This has aged and is now reddish-brown. The condition of the tankard is good. It has some distortion of shape which is common for wood items that have been lathe turned and then dried. The handle is a little bit loose but is still well attached. The lid is attached to the handle and works as was intended with a thumb press for opening the piece. All in all, it is a nice item with a wonderful look. It is begging to be displayed in an Adirondack cabin or your own nook in the woods. Better yet, imagine it sitting on an executive desk holding all of those odds and ends that you never know what to do with.
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