A pewter cup has been covered on the outside by a highly carved wood band of flowers, branches, mountains and a key fret rim and plantain leave base border. The carving is minute and professionally carved. The wood has a dark brown patina. The cup edges top and bottom hold the wood panel in place. There is a low metal foot.
2.4” (6.1 cm) diameter x 1.6” (4.1 cm) tall. Weighs 3.0 oz (85 g)
The band of coconut shell has a break but is still held by the metal rims. There is an old repair in the inside bottom of the cup that plugs a hole. The foot has a slight dent on one side. There is dark spotting to the metal from time and use.
A small amazing hand worked little cup that has much artistry.