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English Sterling Silver Dish
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English Sterling Silver Dish, Birmingham 1962, Barker Brothers Silver Ltd

£95.00

English sterling silver dish by Barker Brothers Silver Ltd, hallmarked from Birmingham in 1962.

No damage but does have some light scuffs and some stubborn dark marks that will require a more in-depth polish.

Measures 109mm in diameter.

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Description

English Sterling Silver Dish

English sterling silver dish by Barker Brothers Silver Ltd, hallmarked from Birmingham in 1962.

No damage but does have some light scuffs and some stubborn dark marks that will require a more in-depth polish.

Measures 109mm in diameter.

DATE1962
MAKER or SPONSOR MARKBarker Brothers Silver Ltd
ASSAY OFFICEBirmingham
WEIGHT (Grammes)83
WEIGHT (Troy)2.66
REF:-538B

In short, bowls and dishes have been used for thousands of years. Indeed, the oldest discovery is of a bowl more than 18,000 years old. Further, bowls are a member of the family of hollowware along with items like kettles, jugs and pots. Consequently, bowls have been found in tombs worldwide and artefacts discovered show that silver has been popular for creating bowls for many years. As a result, silver bowls have been found from the times of Ancient Greece, Egypt and Rome.

The Greeks used bowls which included small items known as phiales or pateras, and also bowl-shaped cups for drinking called kylices.

In time, the more durable silver became commonplace as a material from which to manufacture bowls. However, initially, the cost of the silver and the craftsmanship involved meant that these items were restricted to the wealthy classes.

Additional information

Origin

English

Period

20th Century

Sponsor/Maker

Barker Brothers Silver Ltd

REF CODE

538B

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