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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.

Sold 3 in. (7.5 cm.) High
5 in. (14 cm.) Diameter English Circa 1780