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About the object

A large silver punch bowl with original ladle. Fully hallmarked for the luxury retailer of the period, William Leuchars, this piece was made by Hukin & Heath in 1885. This is a classic aesthetic piece, the design undoubtedly inspired by Christopher Dresser- the feet of the bowl and lines of the ladle handle have a modernity that contrasts with the Japanese style of the bowl. The punch bowl form is, I believe,  inspired by a lotus seed pod. Both the bowl and spoon are of the same make and date and are a good heavy gauge of silver in excellent condition.

Dimensions

Bowl 22 cm diameter, 15 cm tall, spoon 31 cm long

Weight

Bowl 722 grams, 25.5 oz; spoon 109 grams, 3.8 oz.

Condition report

Excellent

Stock number

A568