Counting House Bowl

English, Early18th c.

Treen, probably sycamore. Used for counting coins in a business or country estate. Interior is rounded from base to rim so coins can be easily slid up into the hand with consequent wear to rim. Sturdy, stable form with boldly turned decoration, including around the top of the rim. Rich, well-waxed, old surface -- just the way the English like 'em!. Today, perfect for a banker's desk. Good condition with minor chips and dings. No restoration.

6" diam., 4" h.

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