Penguin cup with animal shaped lid made from wicker - Vintage 50s 60s fancy table decoration bowl or eccentric mug - Enameled metal and rattan bast
You often think that you've seen everything there is of all the things and accessoires you can put on your table, desk or sideboard?
Fear not! There will always be beautiful, eccentric and simply weird things waiting to be found by you. One of these things is this penguin cup. Or is it a lidded bowl? A mug? Maybe even a hip flask for home use? Honestly, we couldn't say.
Judging by the materials used and the way it is manufactured, our guess is that this penguin was brought to life sometime in the 1950s or 1960s. It consists out of a enameled metal mug with a lid, and around these the penguin is built. It is crafted with wicker, bast or rattan, carefully woven and painted and given eyes. It seems like there was quite some handiwork involved.
You could put this on a sideboard in the entryway, and store keys, tickets, or similar things in it.
You could put it on a table and fill candy in it, making each grab into the sweets a little adventure!
Or you can use this as a reeaally eccentric mug for alcoholic drinks. Or whatever other use and idea you'll come up with.
The Penguin is in very good condition with only minimal signs of use and age. Please see pictures for details!
Dimensions: ca. 19 cm height, ca. 9 cm diameter, ca. 13 cm length with beak, ca. 190 g weight.