Cup - Goblet, 1700-1800
Made in England
Pinto Collection - Purchased from Edward H Pinto, 1965.
This laburnum wood goblet is one of a pair, probably dating from the eighteenth century. We can tell that it was made on a pole lathe because the point where the goblet was held in place on the lathe leaves a characteristic mark on the base. It is very difficult to date these plain wooden goblets accurately as styles and patterns changed very slowly over the years. Laburnum wood was an interesting choice for this goblet as its warm tones and contrasting dark heart and yellow sapwood help to add a certain beauty and finesse to an otherwise everyday object.
Birmingham Museums Trust/Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery,
Food and Drink
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