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Rose Bowl

The shallow bowl rests on five columns rising from a stepped base. The foot is a circular pedestal assembled from several pieces of seamed sheet with bands of wire and twisted wire along the rim, and above, a row of applied quatrefoils. Five spiraled columns, fabricated from cast and wrought...

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Engraved around bowl, "From Lord Ilkeston to Sir Anthony Bowlby .C.M.G. "And stand indebted, over and above. In love and service to you evermore.""


Just below the rim, maker's mark B.C. (Jones, p. 325); anchor; lion passant (repeated on each medallion with stones); date letter m (repeated on each medallion with stones).


Sold Christie's, London, February 20, 1991, lot 55; Historical Design Collection, Inc., New York, purchased September 25, 1991, Theodora Wilbour Fund in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour. (Accession Date: September 25, 1991)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour

English (Birmingham), 1911–12

Object Place

Birmingham, England

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silver, mother-of-pearl, and garnets