This too was from a 400 year old Silver Maple tree that had died and was being removed. We were called in to "rescue" as many pieces as we could and came away with many burls from which to make these wonderful burl Bowls. A treasure to any woodturning this was hand turned by wood artisan Peter Pihos. Finished only with ..... to allow the twists and turns of this burl's grains to shine. This was wood local to the Cumberland Maryland area.