dish (food service)

Carved wooden oval dish, the surface formed in a leaf design with a few small open spaces. A small integral curvilinear carved handle at each end. The underside is undecorated, except for sections of the rim, which have a crude zig-zag pattern. Trace of paper on underside, perhaps an old label.

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