20 April 2005
A GEORGE V SILVER BOWL
MARK OF OMAR RAMSDEN, LONDON, 1934
Of tapering circular section supported on a spreading foot, decorated with twisted wire motifs, engraved inside the bowl with a presentation inscription, marked under foot, the base further engraved 'OMAR RAMSDEN ME FECIT'
4 7/8 in. (12.4 cm.) diameter
10 oz. (310 gr.)
The inscription reads: 'GIVEN TO ANTHONY JAMES BUTTERWICK, BY HIS GRANDFATHER BARON DICKINSON OF PAINSWICK, ON HIS FOURTH BIRTHDAY, 27TH SEPTEMBER, 1934'
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Eric Turner and Lynn Springer Roberts, English Silver, Masterpieces by Omar Ramsden From the Campbell Collection, David A. Hanks & Associates, New York, 1992, p. 76
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