The bowl originally belonged to my great-granny Annie Marsh and to her parents, whose name was Whitely, before her so may well date back to the early 19th century. They were farmers at Hilltop Farm, Cumberworth in West Yorkshire near to Huddersfield.
The bowl was used in the dairy for making butter in. It’s 6 inches high and 16-17 inches in diameter and must have been quite a valued item to consider making the charming and fairly elaborate repairs to the split. Whether it was still used for its original purpose afterwards we’ll never know - somehow I doubt it.