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Every element of the form and ornamentation is in the oriental style. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003eAfter talking to many silver experts and other antique silver dealers, one possible explanation is that it was made to exhibit at, or possibly commemorate, the great Japan-British Exhibition, which was held at White City in 1910.  We are continuing our research into this extraordinary and intriguing bowl.”  Joseph.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eA pair of Victorian Parcel Gilt Vases from 1900 of Meiping shape made by Wakeley and Wheeler with similar pompom chrysanthemum ornamentation was sold by Sotheby’s in 1972.  The influence of English silversmiths, Gilbert Marks and Latino Movio, can also be seen.  ‘It is generally accepted that Latino Movio was one of two assistants to Gilbert Marks. His work is in a very similar style and its appearance seems to coincide with the halt in Marks’ production and to represent an attempt by the retailers to continue a popular style in his absence. 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relief and depicting oriental themes.   \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003eThis bowl appears oriental in style, yet it was crafted by a prominent English firm of silversmiths, making it a very unusual piece.  The bowl bears full and clear hallmarks to the underside of the base showing that it was made by Goldsmiths \u0026amp; Silversmiths Company, London in 1910.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003eGoldsmiths and Silversmiths Ltd established their company in 1778, opening a showroom in Newcastle, England. They displayed their craft in Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition of 1876 and at the Paris exhibitions of 1889 and 1900. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003e“Working for 20 years in the silver trade I have not come upon another piece of English silver that is more unusual. Every element of the form and ornamentation is in the oriental style. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003eAfter talking to many silver experts and other antique silver dealers, one possible explanation is that it was made to exhibit at, or possibly commemorate, the great Japan-British Exhibition, which was held at White City in 1910.  We are continuing our research into this extraordinary and intriguing bowl.”  Joseph.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eA pair of Victorian Parcel Gilt Vases from 1900 of Meiping shape made by Wakeley and Wheeler with similar pompom chrysanthemum ornamentation was sold by Sotheby’s in 1972.  The influence of English silversmiths, Gilbert Marks and Latino Movio, can also be seen.  ‘It is generally accepted that Latino Movio was one of two assistants to Gilbert Marks. His work is in a very similar style and its appearance seems to coincide with the halt in Marks’ production and to represent an attempt by the retailers to continue a popular style in his absence. (Culme, 1987, p.312)  Culme seems to be referring to the premature death of Gilbert Marks in 1905, although his last known production bears a year mark for 1902.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003eDimensions\u003c\/i\u003e: Height 13cms, Length: 26.5cms\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003e\u003cem\u003eWeight\u003c\/em\u003e: 1364 grams \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cem\u003eReferences\u003c\/em\u003e:   Lot 121, English and Foreign Silver and Plate, Sotheby’s Belgravia, 25th May 1972\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eJohn Culme, \u003cem\u003eThe Directory of Gold and Silversmiths, Jewellers \u0026amp; Allied Traders 1838-1914\u003c\/em\u003e, 1987, p.312-3\u003c\/p\u003e"}

Antique English Silver-Gilt Bowl, Hexagonal, In The Oriental Style, London, England – 1910

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This exceptional English silver-gilt bowl is of hexagonal form with a large flat rim with applied dragon and pompom chrysanthemum flower ornamentation and pierced faux cane basketry panels.  The bowl stands on a spreading pedestal foot with pierced openwork panels of floral and foliate ornamentation circumventing the foot.  The body of the bowl has six panels embossed in high relief and depicting oriental themes.   

This bowl appears oriental in style, yet it was crafted by a prominent English firm of silversmiths, making it a very unusual piece.  The bowl bears full and clear hallmarks to the underside of the base showing that it was made by Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Company, London in 1910.

Goldsmiths and Silversmiths Ltd established their company in 1778, opening a showroom in Newcastle, England. They displayed their craft in Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition of 1876 and at the Paris exhibitions of 1889 and 1900. 

“Working for 20 years in the silver trade I have not come upon another piece of English silver that is more unusual. Every element of the form and ornamentation is in the oriental style. 

After talking to many silver experts and other antique silver dealers, one possible explanation is that it was made to exhibit at, or possibly commemorate, the great Japan-British Exhibition, which was held at White City in 1910.  We are continuing our research into this extraordinary and intriguing bowl.”  Joseph.

A pair of Victorian Parcel Gilt Vases from 1900 of Meiping shape made by Wakeley and Wheeler with similar pompom chrysanthemum ornamentation was sold by Sotheby’s in 1972.  The influence of English silversmiths, Gilbert Marks and Latino Movio, can also be seen.  ‘It is generally accepted that Latino Movio was one of two assistants to Gilbert Marks. His work is in a very similar style and its appearance seems to coincide with the halt in Marks’ production and to represent an attempt by the retailers to continue a popular style in his absence. (Culme, 1987, p.312)  Culme seems to be referring to the premature death of Gilbert Marks in 1905, although his last known production bears a year mark for 1902.

Dimensions: Height 13cms, Length: 26.5cms

Weight: 1364 grams 

References:   Lot 121, English and Foreign Silver and Plate, Sotheby’s Belgravia, 25th May 1972

John Culme, The Directory of Gold and Silversmiths, Jewellers & Allied Traders 1838-1914, 1987, p.312-3

£12,500.00
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