This thick set of bowls and stones has a nice weight to it.
The stones are slate & shell, which have been cleaned per our Care Instructions. The clamshells were soaked in h2o2 for a week, rinsed with distilled water, and buffed with iso-paraffin wax. The slate pieces were washed and then rinsed with distilled water, and buffed with mineral oil before being wiped clean.
As you can see from the photos, the clamshells all appear to be Snow grade, with perhaps a handful that are Moon grade, made of Mexican giant clams with a pure white tone. They measure 9.3-9.4mm, while the black are 9.4mm-9.6mm. It is preferred that the black stones be slightly thicker than the white so that they appear the same size when side by side.
The bowls look like Keyaki (Zelkova, a kind of Japanese elm) or Sakura (Cherry), but could be a kind of Mulberry. They glow a bit in the light. They have even lines, with some nice heathering in places. They are are XL size and fit the stones snugly. They have their original finish and have not been refurbished, so there is a little bit of wear, especially around the rims. They are 14.5cm wide, and 8.5cm tall without lids on.
This is a Vintage product.
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