Treen has become highly collectable due to its fine patina and tactile appeal.In the latter half of the twentieth century, interest in treen and other wooden bygone objects grew considerably, as with interest in antiques in general.

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A substantial amount of bottle type specific information must be reviewed by a user to increase the probability of dating accuracy.

Additional reference materials outside of this website must often be consulted to narrow down the date of any item as far as is possible and to really get a "feel" for the history of the bottle in question.

Other diagnostic tools must be used to date these items.

Shape is more indicative of function - i.e., what the bottle was used for or contained - but even that has a myriad of exceptions.

Treen covers a wide spectrum of objects, however ornaments are never described as treen, as all treen were made for a specific use and in their making a well proportioned attractive form is conveyed through a high level of craftsmanship.

A suitable timber for its purpose was always used and nowadays through many years of use a good colour and patination is most desired.

An example of this is the finding of a few pontil scarred utilitarian bottles among otherwise late 19th or early 20th century refuse.

It is unlikely that this bottle was made during the same era, but instead was reused for a lengthy period or otherwise retained until broken or discarded.

Please be aware that in order to gain the maximum information about any particular bottle (e.g., dating, typing) the user must usually must review a number of pages within this website.