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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


4 in. (10 cm.) High 8¾ in. (22 cm.) Diameter, Handle length: 5.5 in. (14 cm.)

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