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I had an assistant today that decided he wanted to pose for a couple of the photo shoots and seems to be mesmerized with this unique bowl shown in the first image! Thanks Cory who will now be rewarded with special treats! This wonderful white ash burl bowl sporting an original surface could possibly be native American and dates to around the late 18th to early 19th century. It has been carved out of one piece of wood and lends fascinating character that is really exciting.
Burl is actually a tree growth in which the grain has grown in a deformed fashion and is commonly found in the form of a rounded outgrowth on a tree trunk or branch. Burl formations typically result from a form of stress such as an injury or from a fungal infection. This specific formation yields a peculiar and highly figured wood that is prized for its beauty and rarity. The “wild grain” causes burl wood to be extremely dense and resistant to splitting, which makes it particularly valued when used to create utilitarian bowls because of the durability factor.
Note: **The images taken outside were done to capture the detail and depict the bowls surface in natural light. The images taken inside without as much direct light reflect the darker wood appearance.
This particular bowl lends naïve primitive form and boasts a dry attic surface. It is out of round sporting tall sides and a desirable oval shape. It also has a semi conforming appearance because of the contour shape that gently cascades in a downward direction toward the bottom. There are small cracks or fishers that appear on the inside as shown in images 21 through 25 but they are consistent given the early age of this piece.
The bottom of the bowl is comprised of independent fishers forming joined crevices that are seemingly ushered together in the same manner as worked quilting stitches referenced in images 26 & 27. A semi formed hole that does not penetrate through to the inside is present on the left as shown in images 18 & 19. The same holds true on the right side near the top location sporting 4 holes (three in cluster form), along with a several cracks as shown in image 10. A dark streak located on the right side near the top edge cascades down and graduates toward the bottom as referenced in images 7, 8 & 9. This piece is heavy and solid.
This wonderful two hundred year old bowl is a survivor and deserves retirement in your lovely home where it will be honored for it’s existence as well as adored for its simplicity! It can be decorated with greens for the holidays along with gourds and corn for the harvest season that will surely enhance the natural beauty of this unique piece of treen! Enjoy!
Bowl stands about 5 ½” tall (side measurements) and stands 5 to 5 ¼” (front and back location), measures 11” across the top opening, measures 9” (front to back) and is ½” thick.
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