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A Birmingham Guild of Handicrafts silver two handled bowl. The Birmingham Guild of Handicrafts first registered their sponsor mark in July 1897. This is from their first full year of silver production and one of the earliest pieces of silver by them. Probably designed by Arthur Stansfield Dixon. This bowl is well known in copper (and larger versions of later date in silver) with additional decorative scrolls of silver extending across the bowl body from the handles.
Maker: Birmingham Guild Handicrafts
Designer: Arthur Stansfield Dixon attrib.
Date : 1898
Marks: BGofH, Birmingham, date letter “y”
Material: Sterling silver
Size: 14cm across handles, height 6.5cm
Weight : 164 grams 5.8 oz