American Bison Crystal Bowl
The large image of an American Bison bull, with a small herd grazing in the background, is etched on two sides of this 6" crystal bowl. These lords of the prairie are the largest terrestrial animals in North America. It is hard to believe that as our country was being settled, there were nearly 60 million bison that roamed the west.
This mouth-blown crystal bowl is imported from Turkey. Once in the U.S., the delicate process of multi-layer sand carving is done one piece at a time. Using templates from master carver Lorraine Coyle, sand is expelled at various speeds and pressures with the end stage being so fine it is almost like airbrushing. The number of layers on the individual carving depends on the intricacy of the design. Perfect for displaying candy, mints, nuts, potpourri, brass cartridges or shotgun shells. If you prefer, let the piece speak for itself – leave it empty. Measures 5-7/8" x 2-7/8". Weighs 3 lbs. 4 oz. Hand wash only. Signed by the artist.