1 December 2005
A MASSIVE VICTORIAN SILVER BOWL
MARK OF CHARLES FREDERICK HANCOCK, LONDON, 1874
Circular and on a triform base with a knopped stem, with an engraved egg-and-dart border and four leopard mask capped legs with foliage and paw feet, supported on a conforming ebonised wood plinth with two applied plaques, each with an engraved inscription, fully marked, also stamped 'HANCOCKS & CO. BRUTON ST. LONDON S127'
22 in. (56 cm.) diam.
320 oz. (9,970 gr.)
The inscriptions read: 'BRIGHTON 1873' and 'WON BY "UHLAN" 4 YEAR OLD'
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's London, 23 and 30 May 1985, lot 163
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