Early Primitive Burl Wood Bowl with Metal Repair (c.1800s)
Early Primitive Burl Wood Bowl with Metal Repair (c.1800s)
Early Primitive Burl Wood Bowl with Metal Repair (c.1800s)
Early Primitive Burl Wood Bowl with Metal Repair (c.1800s)
Early Primitive Burl Wood Bowl with Metal Repair (c.1800s)
Early Primitive Burl Wood Bowl with Metal Repair (c.1800s)
Early Primitive Burl Wood Bowl with Metal Repair (c.1800s)
Early Primitive Burl Wood Bowl with Metal Repair (c.1800s)
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Early Primitive Burl Wood Bowl with Metal Repair (c.1800s)

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Primitive, authentic and hand carved, this early burl wood bowl is the definition of resourcefulness and grit.

Consider: having to make a bowl by hand because you need it to survive illustrates a way of life our ancestors endured. One we can barely imagine. And... the lost art of self reliance.

This workhorse of a bowl was crafted from a burl (tree unknown). As you can see from the images, a knot on one end of the bowl separated or cracked. In order to rescue such an important tool of daily living, it was repaired using a piece of tin and small tacks. Such repairs were common back in the 1800s.

Utilitarian with a beauty we just don't see often today, this lovely piece of history would be content sitting on your table full of fruit or dried flowers. Not completely flat, it wobbles a bit (remember it was born from a burl).

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Listing Includes

- ONE early primitive burl wood bowl with metal/tin and tack repair (as shown)

Item Condition

Good primitive condition with wear consistent with age and use. Age-related wear on the wood includes marks, darkening, soil/residue, scratches and such. One knot in the wood separated with a crack and was repaired with a piece of tin metal and small tacks. A fragment of the hanging string remains. At some point the bowl was highly conditioned, or was perhaps used to hold butter or fat. Dated to the 19th C.

>> Please view pictures carefully as they are part of the description. This is truly a one of a kind, found item. Embracing its vintage beauty, this piece may contain imperfections from years of wear. These imperfections are not considered defective.

Item Details

- Materials: wood, string, metal

- Color: brown, silver

- Dimensions: 11.5" L x 7.5" W x 6.5" H


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