Welcome, Guest
Username: Password: Remember me

TOPIC: Soapstone bowl

Soapstone bowl 3 years 3 weeks ago #20571

  • shartis
  • shartis's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Member
  • Posts: 1110
  • Thank you received: 461
Here is a soapstone bowl that was found in Chester County S.C. The local farmer who owns it said it was plowed up in the 30's by a teniet farmer on his family farm and given to his family. There is a well known out cropping of soap stone about 50 miles away in Pacolet S.C. I find a good number of busted up pieces but thought is was neat to see a whole bowl. The arrowheads inside are few they found on the farm.
aDSC00175.JPG

aDSC00172.JPG
Last Edit: 3 years 3 weeks ago by shartis.
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Re:Soapstone bowl 3 years 3 weeks ago #20576

  • Neanderthal
  • Neanderthal's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Member
  • Posts: 632
  • Thank you received: 290
Good lawd, that's a thin soapstone bowl. You don't see one of that quality very often, wow.







P.S. - The kid in me giggles and thinks of smelly drawers every time I see your screen name (you're a twisted soul if you understand my reference) - sorry.
Last Edit: 3 years 3 weeks ago by Neanderthal. Reason: ...the voices in my head told me to.
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Re:Soapstone bowl 3 years 3 weeks ago #20596

  • turkeytail
  • turkeytail's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Member
  • Posts: 4066
  • Thank you received: 946
That is huge! Thanks for the peek Sam.
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Re:Soapstone bowl 3 years 3 weeks ago #20618

  • Hoss
  • Hoss's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Administrator
  • Posts: 6382
  • Thank you received: 3194
Here is another one from Connecticut it has lug handles on it!

www.connecticutarrowheads.com/Steatite
Last Edit: 3 years 3 weeks ago by Hoss. Reason: forgot to remove the picture link that didn't work!
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Re:Soapstone bowl 3 years 3 weeks ago #20632

  • tomclark
  • tomclark's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Moderator
  • Posts: 1215
  • Thank you received: 598
Shartis, I've been to that site on the Pacolet many times when I was in college in Spartanburg. Walking the field and river banks across the river was my first real experience looking for points and I found a few quartz and shale points there. The quarry site is very cool, there were large soapstone boulders with the beginnings and the broken of bowls. I forgot it was the Pacolet til you mentioned it. It's been over 33 years!
Professor Shellman
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Re: Soapstone bowl 3 years 3 weeks ago #20633

  • greywolf22
  • greywolf22's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Member
  • Posts: 4628
  • Thank you received: 595
Very nice stone bowl. Whats all the points in it about?

Jack
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Re:Soapstone bowl 3 years 2 weeks ago #20653

  • huntsman
  • huntsman's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Member
  • Posts: 154
  • Thank you received: 3
Goodness Samuel that is sweet, sweet, sweet! Thank you
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Re:Soapstone bowl 3 years 2 weeks ago #20658

  • gregszybala
  • gregszybala's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Moderator
  • Smile, it won't hurt!
  • Posts: 6006
  • Thank you received: 2589
Sam, that is nice, can you imagine finding one of those! oh for the good old days.
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Re: Soapstone bowl 2 years 11 months ago #24551

  • Hoss
  • Hoss's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Administrator
  • Posts: 6382
  • Thank you received: 3194
I can't believe this thread didn't generate more interest. Finding steatite is rare, finding a complete bowl. Now that is something! A real find. Sam thanks for sharing this great bowl with us. Any others have a soapstone bowl to share?
Last Edit: 2 years 11 months ago by Hoss.
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Re: Soapstone bowl 2 years 11 months ago #24560

  • CliffJ
  • CliffJ's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Member
  • Posts: 1738
  • Thank you received: 858
That is an exceptional soapstone bowl. We find (found before no-till) many soapstone pieces from old bowls here, and there are quarries and outcrops along most of the rivers. Here's one from neighboring Vance County NC from a wooded area being cleared. It is about 18" wide with lug handles on the ends. The rim shows the wear from long use. It won Best of Show at the Roanoke Rapids NC show- 30 miles downstream on the Roanoke River from the findspot- in 2010.
Attachments:
The administrator has disabled public write access.
The following user(s) said Thank You: Hoss

Re: Soapstone bowl 2 years 11 months ago #24562

  • Hoss
  • Hoss's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Administrator
  • Posts: 6382
  • Thank you received: 3194
Nice bowl Cliff great find!
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Re: Soapstone bowl 2 years 11 months ago #24566

  • CMD
  • CMD's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Moderator
  • Posts: 5039
  • Thank you received: 2947
Hoss1958usa wrote:
I can't believe this thread didn't generate more interest. Finding steatite is rare, finding a complete bowl. Now that is something! A real find. Sam thanks for sharing this great bowl with us. Any others have a soapstone bowl to share?


Cliff, 18" is huge! A great bowl, easy to see why it won best of show. Matt, I have a few, including about half of one my wife found in an exposed hearth on mud flats on Greenewich Bay, RI. I reassembled it and will post a pic one of these days. But here's one from southeastern Ct. that's finely made and appears to be a very high grade steatite with a nice greenish tint in places. 7"x6"x2" deep.


SoapstoneArtifacts011.JPG




SoapstoneArtifacts002.JPG














This one also has incised decoration. A downward semi-circle dead center and a 4 character zig-zag pattern to the right.


SoapstoneArtifacts009.JPG


SoapstoneArtifacts009.JPG



Well, obviously, I haven't mastered inserting photos yet, so sorry about the duplicates but you get the picture!
Charlie
Last Edit: 2 years 11 months ago by CMD.
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Re: Soapstone bowl 2 years 11 months ago #24577

  • Hoss
  • Hoss's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Administrator
  • Posts: 6382
  • Thank you received: 3194
Thats an awesome bowl Charlie. If it ever gets tired of being in RI let lt come home to CT. LOL
The administrator has disabled public write access.
Time to create page: 0.337 seconds