I am delighted to offer for your consideration a wonder Victorian era (circa 1880's) huge Webb brides bowl and unusual Derby marked brides basket.
The Webb brides bowl is a lovely square mold measuring 10" x 10" x 4.5" tall. It is marked for identification on the bottom: 984/1 over P. 329. The interior is a wonder pink satin. The exterior of the bowl is done in a satin herringbone MOP with dark pink/cranberry at the top fading to the palest of pink at the bottom. The pleated or crimped ruffled rim is highlighted in gold. The exterior is accented with more gold in the form of heavy etched floral decorations featuring ribbed leaf work, raised detailing to the centers of the flowers, and attention to the branches with swirl around the bowl and connect the fabulous floral design.
This Webb brides bowl has been matched up with a unique and marked Poole #1326 mold cherub inspired quadruple plated basket. The basket stands 10.5" high and with the bowl sitting in place the brides basket has a combined height of 14.5". The 6" full figured cherub stands on a raised pedestal base encircled with beaded detailing and four scrolled feet surrounded with grand raised flourishes and scalloped garlands.
The brides bowl is in excellent condition with no cracks or loss to the gold enameling. The Poole silver plated basket is likewise in excellent condition with plate loss only to the inside of the platform into which the bowl fits; common for pieces of this age.