Offering a pair of antique hand turned wood bowls.
This these two primitives wood bowls are not the same size but were made for the same person at the same time, in the 1890's. Both bowls show clear hand turning marks and each has a well marked rim.
The bows are naturally "out of round" and the bases show the rough marks of the ax. The large bow has two thin split cracks from the drying. The smaller bowl has no splits. The larger bowl measures 13 3/8" in diameter and stands 3 1/2" in height. The smaller bowl measures almost 11" in diameter and stands 2" in height.
Both bowls have dark stains on their interiors, probably from the bread dough and corn mash that they were used for originally. They have not been used at all since at least 1910 when they were stored in the rafters of a barn attic and let sit until the barn was being torn down two years ago.
The outside of the larger bowl has a small square stain mark which I have shown in a photo. I was told there may have been a scrap of something once stuck on it to identify the owner when women came together to bake bread and brought their own rising bowls.