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Posted 4 years ago


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HELLO, This was one of first items I posted on here and 0 people looked at it! haha I am not sure what it is, but the Vice President of Clars Auction visited my house, They are associated with Antiques Roadshow, (I may sell some items soon), He thought it for sure was American Indian, Another person with knowledge told me it was Amish? Either way it is special. I worked for years with a woman who is Pomo Indian, It is not that as her grandmother was famous basket maker and Grace Hudson Museum has many of her baskets. It is large, see tape measure! Has turtle flippers! Also it has nice angle, so if sitting on ground and rolling acorn dough or whatever, you would be pushing uphill. I just put olive oil on it so it is shiny. If anyone knows about this please let me know! Thanks for looking! Don

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  1. Manikin Manikin, 4 years ago
    Wow it is interesting and the story with it . Is inside bowl smooth Don ? I am inclined to go with your thinking it was used on ground to make bread or some type of corn meal mix ? Very nice piece ! love love
  2. toracat toracat, 4 years ago
    Yes it is smooth, for not using machines to make! Thanks!
  3. Manikin Manikin, 4 years ago
    I asked because if it was used to crush wheat or grain while cooking it would get smooth Don . It looks hand carved without a doubt .
  4. AmberRose AmberRose, 4 years ago
    Really interesting. I'm with you regarding function.
    Simon is made of wood, does he know?
  5. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 4 years ago
    It's great...
  6. toracat toracat, 4 years ago
    Thanks Manikin and Dr.Fluffy, I am sure it is hand carved.
  7. toracat toracat, 4 years ago
    Hi AmberRose! I would ask Simon, but he is in The Windy City! Waiting for his true love!!!
  8. AmberRose AmberRose, 4 years ago
    I have my fire place all ready for that scary little bast***!
    Big hug Toract! You are a stinker and I like it!
  9. toracat toracat, 4 years ago
    You are special to me also!!
  10. toracat toracat, 4 years ago
    Thank you Geno!
  11. walksoftly walksoftly, 4 years ago
    Determining the type of wood used could help narrow down the origin.
  12. toracat toracat, 4 years ago
    Yes! I believe it is oak, but is very heavy! not sure, I am no expert! Thanks, I would really like to know history of this!!
  13. TubeAmp TubeAmp, 4 years ago
    It could be from Mexico. They seem to be poping up everywhere I go, with crazy prices yet no honest use/wear marks on them.

    T A
  14. toracat toracat, 4 years ago
    Hello! You may be right! I do not have a clue, I bought it at the Hospice thrift store, The guy there is my friend said he thought it was donated by family of Indians and a woman died from diabetes? There are many tribes and Rancherias, and Casinos around here? I paid less than $15. It was really dirty when I bought. I have had it about 4-5 years? Just another mystery! Still price was good! And I learn from studying!! thanks again Don

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