Large Horse Chesnut fruit or salad bowl with authentic repair

Large Horse Chesnut fruit or salad bowl with authentic repair


Horse Chestnut Salad or Fruit bowl with authentic repair.


This is a large bowl turned from a piece of uniquely marked Horse Chesnut. It developed a tiny crack on the rim whilst turning and I decided to go for repair rather than throwing it out. I stapled the crack with hand-made copper staples on the inside and outside of the rim. This is a time consuming process but one that was done extensively in the old days when our society had different agenda about the objects we owned and used. You will find numerous museum pieces with repair work. I really enjoy the process and find the bowls almost irresistable as the repair makes them even more unique.


Large bowls like this are always one-off items and take a good while to turn on the pole-lathe. They make excellent salad or fruit bowls that will sit beautifully as a centre piece on any table.


This one is nearly 8 cm (3 1/4 in)deep and 31cm (12 in)wide.  It will hold a lot of salad or fruit. Perfect  as a house warming or as a wedding present. The bowl sit beautifully an a tablle and the repair work shows a lot of character.

Names and dates can be phyrographed onto the bowl.



    8 cm (3 1/4 in)deep and 31cm (12 in)wide


    Turned from Horse Chesnut, oiled and ready to use.

    Wash with luke warm water.

    Do not put it into microwave or dishwasher.



    If you are not happy with your purchase, please get in touch. You can return any item as long as it is not a custom order. Please be aware that you will have to pay for the return postage.


    Shipped within UK with Hermes usually within 3 days of purchase. 

Hand crafted in the UK

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