An amazing, modernist thin-walled Myrtle wood bowl turned by the legendary woodworker Arthur Espenet Carpenter (1920-2006). Please see all of the information about him online - he was deemed a "living California treasure" in 1984, and his works appear in many museums as well as the Smithsonian. This 10 inch shallow bowl is wonderfully thin and light, and has the signature 3 cutoff metal pins embedded on the base. Date of production is unknown but guessing 1960s-70s. Signed on the bottom with "Myrtle 258 Espenet".
In good vintage condition, with no chips or damage. As this is natural wood, there are knots and some areas where he apparently filled in some small holes in the wood. There are some areas of wear to finish, light scratches or scuffs, some streaking. After some consideration we decided not to try and clean or re-finish the piece any more, but it could likely be done.
Measures about 10 inches wide, 2 3/8 inches tall.