Little Burl Canoe Cup

Very unusual and rare little burl canoe cup from a Quebec collection. Only 2" in diameter and 1 3/8" high, with a well carved open handle and rawhide strap for attachment to the owner's belt. There may or may not have been a toggle at one time. The cup also has a carved foot with a flat bottom, which is most unusual in a canoe cup. One old rim chip or a flaw in the wood that has worn smooth from use. Carved from a burl. The wood looks like walnut although the prior owner believed it is ash. Possibly a child's canoe cup, although we believe it more likely was used for alcoholic libations by an adult owner between sips of water- hence the flat base. (CL-4)
 
$870
 
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Little Burl Canoe Cup

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