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18th C.  Native American Burl Bowl
This unusual 18th C. hewn maple burl bowl is in the shape of a basin. Classic deep swirling grain pattern. Dry interior surface. A very rare form illustrated in plate 7/16 of Steve Powers definitive study, North American Burl Treen, in which he estimates that only 3-5% of all American burl bowls were made in maple.  The date 1818 is incised on the underside, accompanied by the initials “EES” and “EHS,” probably those of early colonial owners. 8” x 11 ¼” x 3 ¼”. Great Lakes region. Notch in the rim of one short side, smooth and ancient, that was clearly there in the making. 1770-1800. A choice piece of early American burl. 

Halsey Munson Americana
2707 Twin Oaks Court
Decatur, Illinois  62526
Phone:  217-972-4645

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