S/3144 Antique Treen 18th Century Sussex Elm Log Bowl
A medium sized Sussex elm log bowl, which came in four sizes and were made from sawing across the grain of an elm log, and then turned leaving a stepped foot.
A similar example is illustrated in David Levi's book Treen for the Table, plate 11/19 on page 150, and he suggests that they were farmhouse eating bowls.
The whole has an attractive grain, a medium colour and retains a patination.
3 in. (7.5 cm.) High
5½ in. (14 cm.) Diameter English Circa 1780