This is a large gorgeous antique Victorian sterling silver punch bowl bearing the makers mark of the renowned silversmith Walter Barnard with hallmarks forLondon 1892 and retailed by Gibson & Co, Belfast.
This exquisite punch bowl is also ideal as a champagne cooler and it has beautiful and incredibly detailed embossed half fluted decoration and is raised on a pedestal foot.
It bears a fabulous heraldic crest for the Sharman-Crawford family with the latin motto "Durum Patientia Frango" which translates to "By patience I break what is hard"
The SHARMAN-CRAWFORD combined Coat of Arms
Born at Moira Castle, at the age of 25 on 5 December 1805, as William SHARMAN, he married at Bangor, Mabel Fridiswid CRAWFORD and had with her eleven children. They lived together at Crawford House, Crawford's Burn, Co. Down, Northern Ireland.
Just before his death in 1827, William's brother-in-law Arthur Crawford in a pact with his father, agreed to break the entail on the estate in favour of his sister Mabel Fridiswid CRAWFORD, and William SHARMAN was authorised, by Royal Licence to assume the surname of CRAWFORD in addition to, and after SHARMAN, and to bear the arms of Crawford quarterly with those of Sharman, thus beginning the SHARMAN-CRAWFORD line.
This is truly a special item and it will attract the maximum amount of attention, the quality and craftsmanship are undeniable.
In excellent condition with clear hallmarks and no dings, dents or signs of repair. Please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 19 x Width 35 x Depth 35
Weight 1.84 kg
Dimensions in inches:
Height 7 inches x Width 1 foot, 2 inches x Depth 1 foot, 2 inches
Weight 59 troy oz
Our reference: A2521
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