Purchased out of France with a larger grouping of 19th century hand carved Black Forest pieces, this is early 1900s, and I've seen the form before with carved lid, the finial of which has a pin cushion. I believe they were made as sewing caddies originally, though perhaps that was not the only form. This one obviously would have had a fitted lid. It's a stunning lathe turned and hand carved goblet of large size and deep enough in the cup to hold a small plant as a centerpiece, or any number of uses. Guest soaps for a bath? You'll find a way to accent your home with it.
Very good to excellent condition for age and type. The piece is large and impressive, has not much loss at all for age, and is a brilliantly carved piece. I find a nip to tip of a leaf, and will mention also that there are several very old holes from woodworm exiting the old wood. No active infestation and there is no pithiness, only a few such marks to show its true age. All measurements noted on our photos.
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