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Treen

Treen

For the Table: Wooden Objects Related to Eating and Drinking

By (author) Jonathan Levi

£39.50

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  • Treen are small, handmade objects made of wood
  • This book explores treen related to eating and drinking and celebrates the range and richness of the turner's art from 1600 to 1900
  • Objects include items for everyday and ceremonial use from goblets to nutcrackers, platters to lemon squeezers, and wassail bowls to egg cups


Full Description

Treen is a lavishly illustrated book which concentrates on pieces related to eating and drinking and celebrates the range and richness of the turner’s art from 1600 to 1900. It covers a wide range of objects for everyday and ceremonial use; goblets to nutcrackers, platters to lemon squeezers, mortars to salts, wassail bowls to egg cups. It discusses the work of the ‘jobbing’ village turner or ‘bodger’, the skilled craftsman’s workshop and the grand Court turner producing complex rose engine turning. It illustrates pieces only to be found in museums and examples you can find today in your local antiques market or fair.

Information is given on where treen may be seen and found and there is practical advice on pitfalls for the collector, dating and cleaning, as well as a chapter dealing with surfaces and patina and one asking for readers’ help in identifying the purpose of some curious objects. This volume will appeal not only to new collectors seeking guidance and inspiration and antique dealers who may come across treen, but also to experts who can compare the objects in their own collections with those illustrated in this veritable feast of treen.

Specifications
Publisher
ACC Art Books
ISBN
9781851492848
Published
29th May 2013
Binding
Hardback
Territory
World
Size
279 mm x 216 mm
Pages
214 Pages
Illustrations
367 color, 9 b&w
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