Carved and turned ale bowl made from one piece of wood side
  • Date 1784
  • Place of Origin Sauherad, Telemark, Norway
  • Creator Possibly Talleiv Maalar

Carved and turned ale bowl made from one piece of wood. Typical early Telemark rosemaling style design. Inscription on inner rim. May have been painted by Talleiv Maalar as his signature designs contain rectangles and triangles combined with slender elegant floral forms (Nils Ellingsgar, 1979).

Inscription: Inscription is difficult to read, but it begins with 1784 Nå Vil Vi Drikke imees vi Formaa

Translation: Now we will drink while we are able

  • Materials Wood
  • Dimensions height, 4.813 inches; width, 11.125 inches; depth, 10.750 inches
  • Identifier / Source 1982.060.001 - Gift of Ingeborg Bjornstad
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