Rare Georgian Treen Washing Paddle With Symbols Of Love Dated 1794
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A Rare Georgian Treen Washing Paddle With Symbols Of Love Dated 1794.
A Welsh washing paddle that has been carved and dated 1794. The top is crudely carved with the Prince of Wales feathers and on either side the initials ‘B + S’. Underneath is carved a mountain range with ‘RIP’ (rest in peace). There follows a stylised heart (for love) and the carved curls (for love everlasting). The Prince of Wales feathers represent Truth, Loyalty & Courage, whilst the mountains represent Constancy, Stillness & Eternity.
A touching memento to a loved one.
Condition is good, commensurate with age and use. Some signs of old woodworm but they are long gone.
Measures 41.5cm x 8cm x 2.5cm