Dating munising bowls
I believe my photos show you very well of the wonderful and unique qualities of this bowl, it is simply sensational.This is a turned bowl, on a lathe, you can see the very tight turning lines on the interior, the exterior is smoother. The Munising Woodenware Company, of Michigan was established in 1911 and ceased operations in 1955.
It is the primary embarkation point for cruises to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and Grand Island National Recreation Area. Grand Island is located one half mile north in Munising Bay.The mark on this bowl is their 3rd mark and was used around 1930, helping to date this bowl.As you can see the Tiger graining is very deep, quite stunning actually, even nicer than my photos would show.There seems to be a little residue on the exterior bottom, most likely from sitting around for decades.I have done nothing to this bowl but admire it's beauty.