Chapter 20. BOWLS AND MAZERS

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AN ANCIENT FOOD VESSEL
WOOD AND SILVER MOUNTED BOWLS.
MONTEITHS

An ancient food vessel-Mazers-Monteiths. THE bowl must have been one of the earliest food vessels used by the ancients. In countries where the cocoanut palm grew, the bowl was easily formed by the half husk or shell of the cocoanut. To-day, collectors revel in more recently prepared bowls or cups of cocoanut wood mounted with silver, and with punch ladles of wood similarly mounted and furnished with a handle of horn or other suitable material.