This ale hen measures 15 inches long. Carved bowl is 4 1/2 inches and 2 1/2 inches deep. The ale hen comes from Norway. Norwegian ale bowls or cups can come in many shapes, including dragons, hens, horse heads, stave constuction, or carved.
The red iron oxide backgournd gives a bright and cheery appearance. The style is "Telemark" using bright reds, blues, yellows, and greens. The inside bowl is painted a lovely green, which has been antiqued and rosemaled in the same style. One of a kind.