Massive Covered Ash Burl Bowl

Circa: 1780
Size: 14 3/8" (d) x 10" (h)
This is the largest covered ash burl bowl extant. Covered burl bowls are typically of a vague sugar bowl size, this enormous example would have likely been a serving piece brought to the table.

Provenance: DeVere Card, Avis & Rockwell Gardiner, Private, Sam Forsythe & David Good, Leigh Keno

Exhibited: Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, 1971

Pictured and discussed: North American Burl Treen: Colonial & Native American, page 62-63; and The Use of Burl in America, page 25.

HIGH RESOLUTION IMAGES AVAILABLE.

Condition: It maintains its original shellac and complex surface. There is loss to the exterior cover as shown above, however seeing that no one in the extended provenance above had it restored, it is not a concern on such a rarity and impressive piece. (Would you put the arms back on the Venus de Milo?)

Price: please inquire

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