Magnificent and historically important Regency sterling silver two handled bowl
YEAR OF MANUFACTURE: 1814
ORIGIN: London, England
MAKER: Benjamin Smith
ENGRAVINGS: PRESENTED TO
Captain Fred Burnaby
ROYAL HORSE GUARDS
ON HIS MARRIAGE
BY HIS BROTHER OFFICERS
STOCK CODE: H2012071012
a magnificent two-handled silver bowl, the body interior gilded and profusely decorated and chased with acanthus leaves above half fluting and set, obverse, with an oval panel depicting a farmer harvesting corn and, reverse, with an oval plaque with later inscription; between handles modelled as flying cherubs and standing on four feet designed as winged dragons.
Overall height approx: 290mm / 11"
Overall width approx: 340mm / 13 1/4"
Soldier, writer, balloonist and intrepid traveller Frederick Gustavus Burnaby (1842-1885) was one of the most celebrated and certainly most colourful military figures of the Victorian era. This newly discovered wine cooler was a gift on the occasion of his marriage to Elizabeth Hawkins-Whitshed on 25 June 1879. Further information on Burnaby's remarkable life and career is available at our blog
Heraldic Silver Ltd
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