Great Lakes Burl Bowl
An outstanding large early turn of the 18th century first nation elm burl bowl attributed to eastern great lakes or further eastern North America. A marble like exterior with marvelous intended and unintended form structure. Extremely well used as a chopping bowl with undulating and stable cracking due to its age. Ring like patterns with hair like lines from these patterns are typical of elm wood. Red paint remnants most notably around approximate 1/2 inch thick rim with coloring similar to that found on Iroquois bowls. Handles include finger holes on both sides and visually symmetrical in size.
Approximately 16 ¼ x 14 ¼ diameter inches (widest and shortest) and 7 ¼ x 5 7/8 height inches (highest and shortest) and weighing approximately 5.4 pounds.