But, I did find the most amazing dough bowl. Likely from the late 1800s, this American bowl has all the character you look for in a real piece. Deep and shallow knife cuts, a rounded bottom from use and wear, and appropriate staining and coloring. This beauty even has handles carved in!
My new addition is now holding a fall festival of gourds, and will be a permanent addition to my decor.
Disclosure: Tickets were provided by Marburger Farm. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author alone.