These Karin (Quince) bowls are clean and dense, measuring 14.7cm wide and 7.8cm tall without lids. They are without major defects, a lovely color that catches the light very well. The lids have great lines, reminiscent of Cherry. They were refurbished in my Colorado workshop: cleaned with turpentine, then treated with a Monkey Wax polish and given 2 weeks to cure (they should be buffed again with a clean cloth when unpacked).
Quince is a great wood for bowls because it has a high moisture content than other woods like Chestnut. That means that the bowls have much higher longevity, and will turn from red to brown over time. These bowls seem somewhere in the middle at orange-brown. Purchased new, quince bowls cost $200-$350.
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The white stones are most likely Mexican giant clams, and they are super duper white. They are Utility grade, and come with an original box. They have been soaked in h2o2 for a week, washed with distilled water, dried, and buffed with plain wax. The black are slate.
There are 180 white, measuring about 9.6mm, and 181 black measuring about 9.9mm thick. They come with an original storage box.
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Please understand that this is a Vintage product, not a new item.