- Maple burl ladle with long
handle, probably used in serving food or in maple sugaring operations.
Handle and bowl came from a single continuous tree branch. The
burl figure extends a short distance into the handle. Handle
is notched at the end, although the notch isn't deep enough to
facilitate hanging, so we would guess it simply provided the
user with a little better grip when using it. Very nice figure.
Minor wear and short age lines in bowl edges, but overall in
surprisingly good condition. Circa early-mid 19th century. Probably,
but not definitely, Native American made. (CE -36)