Devon, early 1800s Sold


W 35.5cm (14") H 8.25cm (3.5")


A west country sycamore dairy bowl from early 1800s with honeyed maturity to the wood. Sycamore's natural antiseptic quality was prized for bowls to skim the cream. Often they would develop a shrinkage crack as does this - repaired "honestly" with metal staples in the late 1800s. Thus healed this beautiful dish then found new life as the offertory bowl in its coastal village church in Devon !

Stock No. 1804


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