A rare and highly desirable antique silver bowl with matching lid, the cast side handles with face masks and foliate scroll work. Handy size, suitable for serving vegetables. The cover, applied with portrait medallions and three scroll and dolphin feet, can be inverted for use as a bowl stand or a spoon tray. The rim of the bowl and cover are hand engraved with decorative strapwork designs. The centre top has a large monogram with intertwined initials in old fashioned script, repeated to the outside of the bowl (worn).
Weight 391 grams, 12.5cm.
Height 6cm (bowl), 9.1cm (bowl and lid). Diameter 8cm. Spread 22cm.
German silver marks for Augsburg.
Maker Johann Christoph Treffler 1724-28.
JOHANN CHRISTOPH TREFFLER
Johann Christoph Treffler (ca. 1652-1722, master ca. 1680). Master silversmith working in Augsburg, Germany during the late 17th, early 18th century,