Featured Beautiful hand painted- wooden bowl

Discussion in 'Antique Discussion' started by Boland, Nov 10, 2022.

  1. Boland

    Boland Well-Known Member

    4AC7BA99-DD70-464B-A722-108B9ACB2927.jpeg A0D7A233-4E39-4F3D-A68B-2119656154BF.jpeg FD13CBE8-DD85-4357-B83B-99448CB536E0.jpeg 87D0F041-8C4F-414C-B0EA-10CCDCCB0780.jpeg BB591A68-29BA-42C0-935A-F70EDAFA3617.jpeg Hi all,any thoughts on this beautiful wooden bowl,please. Looks to have some age. I really like the hand painted detail. Also was it perhaps at one stage mounted on a pedestal or something? (with the screw holes) Mahogany or Imbuia wood? Base is 27cm wide.Thank you and keep well
     
  2. Boland

    Boland Well-Known Member

    Anyone perhaps any comment on the age of the bowl? Or the screw holes? Thanks
     
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  3. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    maybe the holes are lath marks.........
    I can't identify it as coming from...anywhere specific......:sorry::sorry::sorry::sorry:
     
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  4. Boland

    Boland Well-Known Member

    Interesting thought. Thanks for commenting Komo.
     
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  5. Lark

    Lark Well-Known Member

    The shallowness and the slopping sides remind me of a wooden powder dish. i have had a few with lids.
     
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  6. Boland

    Boland Well-Known Member

    Thanks for commenting. I will have a look into that. However is it not too big for a powder dish? It’s 25cm wide on top and just over 4cm deep.
     
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  7. Lark

    Lark Well-Known Member

    You are probably correct. I didn't even notice the size. I grew up with metric but spend the last 45 years with inches.
     
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  8. Boland

    Boland Well-Known Member

    I hear you. Maybe some kind of fruit bowl? Maybe it was footed at one stage?
     
  9. Born2it

    Born2it Well-Known Member

    It’s not uncommon to have 4 holes in the bottom of a turned wooden bowl, from the faceplate on the lathe. Often they are filled in with a paste made of sawdust from the project and glue, but the plugs don’t always stay put.

    Beautiful bowl, I have to say! Is the outside lacquered or painted black, do you think?

    All I know for sure is that I like it.
     
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  10. Boland

    Boland Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the reply and info. Glad you also like it.

    Komo correctly noted and also commented on the lath holes. Personally I didn’t think the bowl was painted black or lacquered (but will inspect it again) It’s a very dark wood,or maybe there’s some kind of undercoat or varnish on it (will check) It does however have some light brown painted on the bottom around the base.
     
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  11. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    always good to hear from folks here, who see what you see...:happy:
     
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  12. Boland

    Boland Well-Known Member

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    just to show you what I mean..
     
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  13. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    looks like a painted trim......
    is it that same as the flowers???
     
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  14. Boland

    Boland Well-Known Member

    The flowers are mainly yellow and red/orange,the leaves are a mixture (yellow,red,green and a little brown here and there) But over the dominant colour I would say is yellow.
     
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  15. Boland

    Boland Well-Known Member

    @Any Jewelry

    Hi AJ,I see you are around. Any thoughts on this bowl please? Possible age and use? (if not please just ignore me) Many thanks
     
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  16. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    I think it could have been a tazza, so a shallow footed bowl. If so, the foot would have had a wide top, a bit wider than the holes you see.
    I like the shape. It is a charming folk piece imo, and certainly looks antique to me.

    Possible influence from German lands, but probably not made in Europe. A South African antique maybe?
    Never!:stop::)
     
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  17. Boland

    Boland Well-Known Member

    Much appreciated. Thank you for replying and for sharing your knowledge (as always) Glad you would think antique. I could not decide vintage or antique.

    I was also thinking maybe a South African thing. But folk piece as you say is a good description. Maybe made by a German hand in South Africa. I will do some more searching. Thanks again
     
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  18. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    South Africa has a long enough European history to have its very own folk tradtion. It is just something I don't know anything about, I can only relate it to European folk art.
    I also don't know if there is much attention for this part of SA history, but with your eye for nice folk pieces, you could start an interesting collection.:)
     
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