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Welsh (?) bowl

Postby Brian Williamson » Sat Jul 31, 2010 7:56 am

Here are a couple of photos of a bowl I saw in a mid-wales farmhouse. Don't know if it came from there originally, though.
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There seems to have been a rather brief attempt to turn it, leaving many of the roughing-out axe marks clearly visible.

The bottom of the bowl is flat, so presumably the core was completely turned away. No nesting attempted.

Don't know what the wood is. Lots of character though.

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Re: Welsh (?) bowl

Postby robin wood » Sat Jul 31, 2010 8:25 am

Looks typical of the bowls that came in in large numbers from Afghanistan/Pakistan 15 years ago to me. I like them, most are flatter in form but smaller numbers were deeper like this. I used to see a guy at Newark Antique fair who went out to Swat and brought back container loads, and sold them for £10-£30, I bought one. Then over the following months you would see them at antique shops around the country passed off as old dairy bowls for £90-£150
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Re: Welsh (?) bowl

Postby Brian Williamson » Sat Jul 31, 2010 11:02 am

Excellent! Thanks for that insight, Robin. It was an amazing old welsh farmhouse, virtually untouched for 200 years. made you want to believe that the bowl must have come from there, even though the owner said that he thought it didn't.

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Re: Welsh (?) bowl

Postby robin wood » Sat Jul 31, 2010 11:07 am

I just noticed the growth rings, looks like about 13 years or so showing maybe 15 with the missing couple from the centre. That is very fast grown.
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