An exceptional walnut Arts and Crafts silver plated ceremonial handled bowl, having a rim and foot with plated bands and the bowl with an applied complicated monogram and inscription reading 'pava est sed proteget umbra'. The tapered handle has a substantial shaped plated fixing and a further plated end cap, and all is of exceptionally good quality and workmanship. The bowl has a faded and shaded colour and retains a patination.
The core characteristics of the Arts and Crafts movement are a belief in craftsmanship, which stresses the inherent beauty of the material, the importance of nature as inspiration, and the value of simplicity, utility and beauty.
English Circa 1880