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Double-Ended Cup

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1965T502
Collection:Social History - Pinto Collection
Date:1700 - 1800


This birch burr fluted double cup is Swedish, dating from the 18th century. Burr wood was used for many luxury drinking vessels as not only is it both rare and beautiful, but it is capable of withstanding both dry and damp conditions. The diagonal flutes on this cup mirror the designs found on Swedish silver at this time.

Purchased from Edward H Pinto, 1965.

Further Information

Production Period:18th century
Medium:Turned. Carved. Ivory or bone?
Place of Origin:Sweden


Height:27.7 cm
Diameter:7.6 cm