Unusual Antique Britannia Standard Silver Bowl 19146939
This is a superb antique Britannia standard silver bowl with two handles measuring 8 1/4″ (21 cms) from handle to handle x 5 1/2″ (14 cms) deep x 4″ (10 cms) high.
It’s in excellent condition and has unusual decoration of a lion and a unicorn in between flowers.
It’s hallmarked for London 1914 with the silversmiths mark for Charles Henry Townley & John William Thomas of Thomas of New Bond St – it’s also marked underneath ‘Thomas, 153, New Bond St’.
It’s in excellent condition and is very heavy at 630.2 grams.
Britannia standard silver is an alloy of silver containing 95.84% silver, with the balance usually copper and since the hallmarking changes of 1999 Britannia silver has been denoted by the hallmark 958 .