Tudor Bowl

English, 1500-1550

Sycamore or beech. Only the second example we've seen -- the first, which was found in Devon, is in our own collection! The cross section is typical of medieval fonts and church pillars. Made from a cube that was turned on four sides, then the top and bottom sawn off, and then the center hollowed out. Beautiful, useful and truly rare. Our example is illustrated in When Oak Was New, p.60. Very good condition, long-dead worm holes, no repairs or restoration.

7" diam, 3" h.
 
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