George III silver bowl and cover
Very well proportioned and elegant George III, sterling silver bowl
with cover. Made in London in 1809. The maker is unknown because the
makers mark is virtually indistinct, as it has been malstruck on the
curve of the bowl. The rim of the lid is clearly stuck with the date
mark and the lion passant. The bowl sits on a circular foot and is
totally plain except for a little bit of reeding at the rim. The
stepped, domed lid, which ends in a finial, is also plain On the
opposite side to the hallmarks, the bowl is engraved with a family crest
of the head and shoulders of a lion flanked by branches of greenery.
One side of the lid is engraved with the full family coat of arms.
This bowl and cover is attractive enough to stand on its own as a
decorative piece. But it has the double advantage of having a large
number of uses.
Size :- 4 inches (10.2cm) high to top of finial x
3.1 inches (7.9cm) diameter of foot x 6.1 inches (15.5 cm) diameter of
rim of bowl.