Rare piece of early Philadelphia silver is this bowl by Harvey Lewis(1783-1835). The bowl was created during the 1802-1805 period that Lewis worked alone. Lewis apprenticed under Philadelphia silversmith Joseph Downes. Lewis is perhaps the most noteworthy Philadelphia silversmith of the early years of the 19th century. This bowl is in excellent condition with only minor scuffs commensurate with its age. There is one small part of the floral leaf edge that is possibly minor repair(virtually unnoticeable) but more likely a small flaw when it was made. There are no dents. It has a nice floral outer rim, a thin script monogram, and the maker's name in all four corners under the base. The bowl measures nearly 5"high and has a rim diameter of nearly 6.5". The square base is 4". Weight is 19 ounces.