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Basic Information

Accession Number:1965T553
Collection:Social History - Pinto Collection
Date:1800 - 1900


This traditional, English, beech wood bowl has been turned on a pole lathe. It is difficult to date objects like this accurately as neither the style, nor the way in which they were made, have changed for hundreds of years. This example is probably around 200-250 years old. Bowls were produced in a variety of sizes from large dairy and laundry bowls usually made from sycamore to smaller eating and drinking bowls often made of beech. This one is unusually deep and was probably used for preparing food.

Purchased from Edward H Pinto, 1965.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
Material(s):Beech wood
Place of Origin:England


Height:15.5 cm
Diameter:32.1 cm