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Early Bowl with Cartouche

Early Bowl with Cartouche

This has been one of my favorite non-fabric finds over the years: mended bowl with remnants of old paint here and there and, best of all: a maker's signature cartouche on the bottom.

It measures 20 inches in diameter and measures 6 inches at its deep, and dates to the late 18th /first quarter 19th C. It is made of pine and has several old, nicely done mends (see photos). It also has an old hole with what possibly could be its original hemp hanger.

On the bottom there is drawn what appears to be a flower pot out of the top of which protrudes two heart-shaped lines.

On the body of the flower pot is written. First line: “Made by S.S. Conklin”

Second line: “ Tr---wor-, M” (see photos). The first line is very clear but the second line is a bit obscured by remnants of blue paint. Truthfully, I've never done the research to see who S.S. Conklin might be.

This bowl was purchased at a two day auction in Mt. Bethel, PA several years ago. The auction was held to liquidate an aged antiques dealer's estate. Whether the bowl is from this area, or from another area of the country I'm sure could be answered by a little bit of research. I'll leave that to the next owner.

This is a truly stellar primitive that should not be in a stack but proudly displayed.

Price: SOLD

The items featured here are a small sampling of our inventory. If you are looking for a particular item, it may be in the shop so don't hesitate to contact me. Also, do check the photos under the "Shop & Shows" feature page, as you may spot an item in one of them that speaks to your collecting sensibility.

Also, don't hesitate to ask for more photos of a piece..Or ask as many questions as you like about it.

Terms and Conditions of Sale:

Personal checks, money orders, cashiers checks. Personal checks require a 7 business day bank clearance period. Unless prior arrangements have been made, payment must be received within 7 days or item will be re-offered for sale.

I guarantee all items to be as described. I try to be as thorough and meticulous in my descriptions as possible, and will gladly send additional photos as well as answer any questions about a piece in order to avoid return of merchandise.

In the event there is a discrepancy with respect to an item's representation, I must be notified within 48 hours of receipt of the piece. Upon notification, and my approval, the item must be returned within 7 days in the condition it was received in order to receive a refund less shipping and insurance.

Pennsylvania residents must pay 6% sales tax unless they possess a valid resale number.

Shipping and Handling:
Purchaser is responsible for all shipping, handling and insurance costs. I ship via the best and lowest priced carrier for the piece. Pickup of items at The Black Angus in Adamstown, Pennsylvania is a possibility depending on circumstances.

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