Small turned burl bowl featuring a rounded lip with double line scribe decoration. American, 1825-1850. Burl wood, possibly maple or ash.
Diameter – 6 5/8″
About burl: A burl results from a tree undergoing some form of stress. It may be caused by an injury, virus or fungus. It results in a growth, typically rounded, on a tree trunk or branch, where the grain has grown in a deformed manner. Bowls carved from such burls can display fascinating patterns.