Gourd cup

One of many of the gourd cups and vases I've done over the past few years, inspired by the horn cups made in the late 1700's - mid 1800's. I love the combination of the naive scenes, dates, initials etc. with the natural mottled surface of the gourd. A fitted wooden bottom is pinned in place with antique nails. They are usually 6-9 inches tall and 4-6 inches in diameter, with pyrography on the exterior, stained and varnished interior.

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