This beautiful carved burl pipe bowl has dozens of protruding nodules or bumps. I'm not sure what the wood is or what it's exact original purpose was, but I believe the figure was a pipe bowl or at least was intended to be a pipe bowl. The piece is quite early with a wonderful deep glowing surface patina that almost commands you pick it up and examine it. I believe there is a good probability that it has native American origins, possibly as a charm or fettish of sorts. The bowl displays beautifully, whatever it's origin and purpose.
Dimensions: Height 2 1/2" Length 3 1/4"
Price $ SOLD