This pretty little bowl could be used but it is designed more as an ornamental item. It is made from english walnut and has been created to fit onto the little plinth shown so that it can be manouvered round. This allows the various textures to be displayed as the light falls on them. The finish is a hard wax polish (carnauba) that has given the textured surface an almost leather look. Truly a one off piece that needs picking up and handling. It measures 6 3/4" (170mm) across with a 2 1/2" (65mm) central bowl. The plinth is oak.