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Antique Dutch Silver Brandy Bowl

Date: Circa 1740

Country: Netherlands

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An antique Dutch silver bowl with lobed decoration and cast pierced handles showing three children climbing on a grape vine. Good large size.

Weight 213 grams, 6.8 troy ounces.

Height 6 cm. Spread 24.21 cm. Diameter 14.3 cm.

Marked around the edge of the bowl with Dutch silver marks for Haarlem 1740.

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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