Concentrating on pieces of treen related to eating and drinking,
this book celebrates the range and richness of the turner's art
from 1600 to 1900. It covers a wide range of objects for everyday
use - goblets to nutcrackers, platters to lemon squeezers, and
wassail bowls to egg cups. The book 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 local antiques markets or fairs.
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 reader's help in identifying the purpose of some
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