OUTSTANDING EARLY 19th CENTURY CARVED BURL PIPE BOWL

Early 19th Century Burl Pipe Bowl

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

Early 19th Century Burl Pipe Bowl
Early 19th Century Burl Pipe Bowl
Early 19th Century Burl Pipe Bowl