Hand carved and popular in the late 1800's. European 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 has a great shape, a lovely medium tone patina and a staple repair. From an era when nothing was thrown away, and even "broken" items were repaired and salvaged for new life. The hand made staples in this piece make the perfect bandaid repair. Sold in "as found" condition. This bowl also sits perfectly flat making it ideal for a table centrepiece or countertop highlight.