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EARLY WORKS


Melvin Lindquist

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PIECE ID #

MBL/EW-009

TITLE

Hollow Vase

DATE

4-1980

Dimensions

7 1/4"H x 7 1/2 "D

Wood

Spalted Elm Burl

Price

Please Call

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MELVIN LINDQUIST
Open Mouth Jar

MBL/EW009

Lindquist Studios 1998

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The Giant American Elm began failing due to the "elm blight" (a disease affecting many northern state's elm trees) beginning in the mid-seventies.  Mark and Melvin discovered several standing dead elm burl trees in the State of Pennsylvania in the mid-seventies and harvested and transported the wood back to New Hampshire.  The Lindquists consider this wood some of the most special they have ever harvested.  This prime example exhibits all of the aspects of character they look for in wood.

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This Very Special Spalted Elm Burl piece has all the attributes collectors and museums seek in an early Melvin Lindquist masterpiece: perfectly placed bark craters, gorgeous burl, deep rich black zone line spalting, contrasting wood colors, timeless form, and technical achievement.

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Spalted Elm Burl
is a medium density northern hardwood, generally regarded by New England farmers as "barn floor wood" due to its twisty, gnarly grain and toughness.  Farmers liked it because cows' hooves would not tear up the tough elm like they do other hardwoods.
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