Of Natural Organic Form
Dug Out and Hand Carved Root Wood
Retaining Traces of Original Paint
Swedish, Branded "ET" "MPS" and Dated 1837
15cms high x 33.5cms wide
An unusually large and generous traditional Swedish domestic Root Bowl, in the natural form of a stylised Heart. Fashioned from a dug-Out and hand carved piece of solid birch wood, there is a natural heart shape to the rim of the bowl. The interior shows much evidence of age and use, with some old markings and signs of cutting and chopping to the base. The exterior retains much historic painted surface and the underside is branded and carved with various initials including "ET" and "NPHS" and is dated "1831". There are areas of wear and minor losses throughout, particularly to the rim, but generally this good sculptural Root Bowl shows no evidence of significant damage or restoration and is in genuine as found condition, with scars and bruises commensurate with its age and function.
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