This elegant little antique bowl is made of brilliant sterling silver and has great substance and weight.
The short bowl features minimal adornment with a simple rounded rim.
Weighing almost four ounces, the bowl feels quite substantial.
Though they are almost worn to obscurity, you can just barely see the faint remnants of an inscription on the side of the bowl.
Several maker's marks appear on the underside of the dish, though these are also quite faded.
The marks that remain visible include the Lion Passant (the standard mark for sterling items of British make) and the "leopard's head" mark.
The leopard-head mark delineates silver objects that were assayed in London, England.
There is a shallow scratch on the underside of the bowl that bears a dark red color.
This might be the remnant of wax left over from casting.
Despite the fading to the inscription and hallmarks, this dish shows little wear and only some minor surface scratching.
The rim is a little uneven around the top, but it isn't drastic.
This is a sweet little bowl with a big personality.
Overall, it remains in very good antique condition.
Measurements: Bowl measures 1 1/2" tall and 3" wide at middle, Rim is 2 7/8" in diameter, Base is 2 1/4" in diameter Weight: 107.2 grams (3.78 oz)
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