Ash Burl Bowl.....SOLD
Northeast, ca. 1780-1800.
Ash/ash burl in original surface (never over-varnished), with soft sheen from many years of burnishing in hand. A very successful form with sweeping side-walls flowing up to pierced handles, in essence a Native American work of art. Note that this bowl is entirely worked by hand using scraping tools possibly including iron from early explorers, or natural tools such as beaver’s teeth. The underside with deeply carved foot. Superb hefty solid condition with a couple trivial edge checks. Versatile size of about 17 ½ inches long x 14 ¾ wide x 7 ½ deep. See North American Burl Treen, Steve Powers, for reference. I haven’t had this form in years....