Small Turned Burl Bowl

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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.