QUEEN ANNE STYLE STERLING SILVER MONTEITH : R40000.00
QUEEN ANNE STYLE STERLING SILVER MONTEITH
MAKER WILLIAM GIBSON & JOHN LAURENCE LANGMAN
A large antique sterling silver bowl with fluted design, decorative cartouche, lion mask drop ring handles and a fixed scalloped and scrolled rim on a circular pedestal base.
Bowls with this style of decorative rim are known as monteiths and can be used to hold stem glasses – the rims were originally detachable.
Inscribed “quod facio valde facio” (meaning:what I do I do well) 1874-1899 and on the other side “Presented by the official staff and employes of William Cowan Ltd to *undeciferable* on the occasion of their silver wedding Jan 99”