Hand carved and popular in the late 1800's dough bowls, also commonly referred to as trenchers, were a staple in every household. No two are the same, and the hand carved details and imperfections that have formed over the decades are what make each piece beautiful, distinct and unique. This bowl (possibly German or French??) has a lovely light patina. Sold in "as found" condition. This bowl also sits perfectly flat making it ideal for a table centrepiece or countertop highlight.