I have just found the most amazing antique wooden bowl hand painted with daisies.
It is made from birds eye maple which is a spectacular cut of wood.
The grain is speckled and it shines and glows when the light hits it.
It is a very large bowl, it measures 13" by 14" across and 4 1/4" tall.
It is kind of oval in shape which was traditional for these bowls.
It has 3 wooden feet. This dates somewhere between 1920 to the 1940's.
It was made by Munising of Michigan, a manufacturer of wood products.
They produced, bowls, kitchenware, clothespins and even wartime goods.
The company is no longer in business and their bowls have become quite collectible.
Since they are made out of maple, they are quite durable.
Many of the bowls were handpainted with tole style decorations.
These are some great examples of American folk arts and wood crafts.
The bowl is in very good condition and shows only minor wear. It looks as if it were never used.
I have never seen a better Munising bowl than this one. It is gorgeous!
If you want to know more about the Munising Woodenware Company,
I recommend a site called algercounty. It is chock full of interesting history.