An exceptional large and impressive antique Victorian Irish sterling silver Monteith bowl / cup; part of our Irish silverware collection
This Victorian Irish sterling silver bowl /
has a large Monteith form onto a domed spreading foot. cup
The body of this
antique bowl is ornamented with chased fluted decoration.
There is a large embossed oval vacant cartouche to the front and reverse sides, flanked by embossed scrolls and chased stylised leaf decoration.
The large cast handles are fashioned in the form of lion's masks, grasping a plain articulated drop-ring handle.
The shaped rim of this antique Monteith
is embellished with applied scroll decoration accented with female mask motifs. bowl
The foot of this large bowl is ornamented with a broad band of gadroon decoration.
Victorian Monteith bowl retains its original gilt interior and is an exceptional example of its type.
This Irish sterling silver Monteith bowl is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional presentation condition.
The original gilt interior shows some signs of wear in keeping with age.
The applied and chased and embossed decoration remains very sharp.
struck to the surface of the bowl are all very clear. hallmarks Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this piece of Victorian silverware.
Diameter of top 30.7cm/12.1"
Diameter of base 16.2cm/6.3"
65 troy ounces/2022g
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