This exceptional antique Victorian cast sterling silver receptacle bowl has been realistically modelled in the form of a monkey holding a circular rounded vessel.
The figural support is ornamented with details reproducing the monkey's fur and anatomical features.
The plain rounded sterling silver bowl features an applied moulded border to the rim.
This versatile example of Victorian silverware was originally crafted as a salt and is a substantial size; this piece could be used for a multitude of functions.
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