Carved from elm with a thin shell shaped bowl— the top crescent may represent the head of a Manitou or possibly a quahog shell. The handle is strongly defined with stepped sides. The crescent is similar to a Seneca ladle in the collection at the American Museum of Natural History (cat.# 50.1/1519).
Illustrated and discussed: Powers, Steven S. North American Burl Treen, Brooklyn, NY, 2005, p. 166
Condition: Excellent. Untouched, complex surface. Small loss to front of bowl.
|Dealer||STEVEN S. POWERS|
|Artist/Maker||Unknown - American Indian - American Indian|
|Measurements||4 1/4" OAL; (bowl) 2 7/8" W x 2"|
|Inventory||View Dealer's Inventory|
|Contact||Steve Powers, 718-625-1715 or firstname.lastname@example.org|