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The Woodturners Love Goblet / 2

CREATIVE WELSH WOODTURNING
THE
WOODTURNERS LOVE GOBLET


Many people will be familiar with the Welsh Love Spoon which has
been around for many years as a token of love, but what is not widely known is that woodturners also have a love token, namely the
“Love Goblet”

The origins of the woodturners Love Goblets are lost in the mists of time, but it is believed to have originated in the 16th century not long before the Worshipful Company of Turners was first incorporated in 1604.

Young woodturners made these goblets for the maidens of their choice as a token of their undying love and devotion.   Unlike the love spoons, which are usually quite elaborate and come in a huge Varity of styles and sizes, the love goblet is quite plain.   However, they do come in a variety of sizes and conform to a similar pattern.

The most common Love Goblet is a stemmed goblet about 4” to 6" tall and about 1 ½” to 3" in diameter and around the stem of the goblet are one, two or three captive rings.   These rings represent the engagement ring the wedding ring and the eternity ring.   The number of rings indicates the depth of the young turner’s feelings for the maiden.   If she were the one great love of his life, then there would be three.   If she was just a passing fancy or he had not quite made up his mind, then there would be only one or two rings.   

The legend has it that as long as the goblet kept its shape and remained in pristine condition, then the love of the young woodturner for his maiden would always remain true.

This particular piece, both the box and the three ringed love goblet were hand crafted from a single piece of Oak, this part of the old Oak tree was felled in the area of Llanarth, near Abergavenny, South Wales the United Kingdom.

And finished on the 21st May 2008

By
David Martin
Woodturner
CREATIVE WELSH WOODTURNING
THE COACH HOUSE, GLANBAIDEN, GOVILON, GWENT, NP7 9SE
TEL: 01873 831589 MOBILE: 07984987336 FAX: 01873 831589
EMAIL: info@turnerstoolbox.com




Code Size Description Price
WTLG/2 ------ The Woodturners Love Goblet / 2 £125.00



 

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