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Soldier Blue Painted Treen Work Bowl

Outstanding early lathe turned Work or Utility bowl, probably Maple, of a substantial size with the best original Soldier Blue paint and white washed interior. Exceptional original condition, showing wear in all the right places . . . mainly on the bottom and the rim with a few scuffs to the blue painted surface which is 99.9% intact. Lathe marks are visible on both the interior and exterior. It is 7-1/2 inches high and has shrunk slightly out of round measuring 22 inches in diameter to 21 to 21-1/2 inches depending on where the measurement is taken. (Sort of reminds me of a potato chip.) Being made of seasoned Maple, as the early bowls were, would account for the fact that the condition is so good with no cracks or chips. New England, 19th century. They don't get any better than this!



Note:  There is a tape on the bottom containing the names "Althea Lamson" and "Bertha Clark", and research has shown them to be siblings with Maine roots from the Waterville ME area. This bowl is from a Maine Collection.
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