DescriptionA Fine Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co. Silver Figural Punch Bowl, London, England, circa 1907
Marks: (lion passant), (leopard's head), m, G&S Co LTD, GOLDSMITHS AND SILVERSMITH COMPANY LD, 112 REGENT ST.
7-1/4 inches high x 11-1/4 inches diameter (18.4 x 28.6 cm)
68.45 troy ounces
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This elaborate punch bowl exhibits an inverted pyriform body with gilt interior, exterior decorated in chased repoussé with eleven unique mythical dragons, each highly-detailed beast with pebbled scaling, feathering, webbed feet, and talons to elongated bodies, below the described beasts are detailed partial gilt depictions of foliage, shells, anemones, kelp, and jellyfish, the bowl raised on three large, partial gilt dragon-form feet, wings outstretched bearing the load of the bowl, bodies scaled with arms prone, terminating in pointed bifurcated tails.
Light scratching and gilt wear to interior bowl, light nicking to rim, presenting well with surface scratches commensurate with age, polishing, and use.
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