Antique Dutch Silver Brandy Bowl

Date: Circa 1729

Maker: Andries Roda

Country: Netherlands

Stock Number: 7689

An early Dutch silver bowl with lobed decoration and cast handles showing a child holding a basket of fruit. Gilt interior. Assay scrape below both handles. Weight 152 grams, 4.8 troy ounces. Height 5 cms. Spread 21.25. cms Diameter 13.5 cms. Marked around the edge of the bowl with Dutch silver marks for Haarlem 1721. Makers mark (a flower) for Andries Roda 1676-1729.

Literature: Two-handled silver bowls were used to celebrate childbirth but may have been passed around at other festive occasions as well when brandewijn, liquor distilled from wine to which sugar and raisins were added, would be served from them with a spoon.

There is a similar bowl in the Metropolitan Mueum of Art - http://www.metmuseum.org/collection/the-collection-online/search/192340

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