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DESCRIPTION Superb William IV solid silver two handled bowl with a discreet crest engraving and a gilded interior. This large and heavy bowl is made from one piece of silver using only heat and hammers. The difficulty in producing this complex shape is immense and earns this bowl the term masterpiece. Not content with creating this almost unbelievable bowl shape, the silversmith has then embellished it with wonderfully detailed cast feet and handles and engraved decoration. Perhaps conceived as a very large sugar bowl or, more likely, as a piece to simply enjoy and marvel over.
SILVERSMITH Benjamin Preston, worked for Kensington Lewis, the St. James's Street retailer and entrepreneur for the Duke of York and others from about 1816-34.
DATE or HALLMARK 1832
ASSAY OFFICE London
WEIGHT in GRAMS 425
LENGTH 8 ", 212mm including the handles
SILVER STANDARD .925 sterling silver
CONDITION excellent, a silversmithing masterpiece and the finest available to mankind

Price 401
sold
item number: m7018
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