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asheland

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iconnumber posted 11-21-2016 11:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for asheland     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Another new addition. smile

A hammered arts & crafts bowl by Gebelein.

Sadly it needed to be polished as the finish on it was uneven. (It appeared to be used as a planter at some point!) frown

It's fresh now and I look forward to it browning naturally. I am truly unsure if this piece is raised or not. I know they did raising and spinning at Gebelein.

Opinions?


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Scott Martin
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iconnumber posted 11-22-2016 09:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
To my eye it looks raised. Perhaps one of our member smiths will be able to say for sure?

Nice find! It looks good.

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asheland

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iconnumber posted 11-22-2016 10:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for asheland     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Scott! I'm leaning 80% towards it being raised.

I'm happy to have found it.

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June Martin
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iconnumber posted 11-22-2016 07:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for June Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Your bowl reminds me of one we picked up a while back which I believe was also by Gebelein. Did a quick search on the forums but didn't see us ever posting a pic. What's interesting about our bowl is that it is sterling on the inside and copper on the outside. We'll try to dig it out of deep storage for a photo shoot.

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asheland

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iconnumber posted 11-23-2016 09:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for asheland     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'd love to see that bowl! smile

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asheland

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iconnumber posted 11-23-2016 07:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for asheland     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Two more shots of the hammering.

Inside:

Outside:

Raised?

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agleopar

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So briefly, a spun bowl can be hammered over and if it is done well it is very hard to tell the difference between that and a raised bowl. The tell tale give away here is the inturned top edge. It would take a complicated puzzle chuck to make a spinning that shape. It could be that a simple one piece chuck was used and then the plain bowl had its top edge hand raised inward.

All that seems too much bother/expense and or against the tenants of the Arts and Craft movement George Gebelein came up with. Plus this might have been made during the depression or after in war time. Hand made but not sterling.

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asheland

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iconnumber posted 11-24-2016 09:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for asheland     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you Robert!

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