That is a very comfortable little bowl. It could "belong" in many types of interior design. You would never get tired of it AND the wood is beautiful!!!
Sure wish I had that kind of trash pile.
I use Seal Coat a lot. It goes on easy. If you goof it repairs very easily. If it gets scratched or scuffed 20 years from now, it will still repair very easily. You can get it in clear or a light amber. You can color it with many of the dyes or stains (think Transtint) used for other purposes. It can be glossy or "egg shell" or satin and anyplace between. You can second coat it in 45 minutes. There is no need to sand between coats because the next coat chemically blends into the previous coat. It is food safe. It is used to coat many candies (think M&M type) and is used to coat many pills.
Unless a spilled alcoholic drink is wiped up immediately the surface will be changed. The good news is that wiping with DNA will repair the surface instantly plus drying time; that is about 20 minutes. It can be handled in 20 minutes, will take the next coat in 45 minutes.
When I made my last steady rest for the lathe I finished it with Seal Coat. I was using the steady rest on the lathe an hour later---even though the finish would be harder the next day.
First of all you have to be smarter than the machine.