An early to mid 19th century pounce pot of good colour.


It measures 7.6cm h x 9cm w at the top


The pounce had two functions one was it was shaken onto some writing surfaces like parchment to make it smooth to write on and the other use was to dry ink prior to  the introduction of blotting paper c1840. After sprinkling the pounce onto the surface excess pounce was poured back into the antique treen  pots via the holes in the top, hence why the top is saucer shaped to retain the precious pounce.

Antique Treen Pounce Pot

    We first became involved in Antique Treen and furniture some twenty five years ago and since then a passion for Treen, small wooden snuff boxes and decorative wooden items has developed into Opus Antiques.

    This web site shows only a  small selection of our current stock for sale, if you are looking for something you don't see, please contact us.


    We are also interested in buying Antique Treen items. As well as using our Contact page, you can also email or telephone us on 07941 285532


    The word Treen is derived from the word tree and is a term used to describe wooden household objects, all turned from one piece of wood e.g. a bowl, plate, gingerbread mould, and spoons, always having a function.

    Nowadays when we talk about Antique Treen it tends to cover all small wooden items including antique snuff boxes, candle stands, spice towers, etc. often made from several pieces of turned wood.


    When a piece of wood has been painstakingly turned or carved, handled, polished and loved over a few hundred years old, it can develop a wonderful colour and patina and becomes an irresistible piece of Antique Treen.

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