FINE TAB (LUG) HANDLED
CARVED ASH BURL BOWL. NATIVE AMERICAN. PUBLISHED.
Eastern New York State to Southern New England/Connecticut, ca. 1800. Finely hand-carved oval with silky feel and subtle contours of the tooling. The tab handles carved to conform to the shape of the bowl and chamfered to ease the edges. The outer rim also chamfered. The elevated foot is enclosed within an incised ring.
Very dry patina, never varnished. Warm reddish hue and thousands of knife marks, which reflect how it was used. Appealing medium size of about 15 ¾ inches long x 12 3/8 wide x 6 ¾ high. Superb condition.
Pictured in NORTH AMERICAN BURL TREEN, Powers, page 136.