The ancient Greeks, Romans and Egyptians hammered silver into the shape of bowls, because for the most part silver bowls were easier to eat from than any kind of plate or dish. Sterling antique silver bowls were created from the 17th Century to the present time.
A sheet of silver was offered hammered into shape using the stump of a tree. The silversmith would first hammer around the edge and then work inwards towards the centre by hammering in concentric circles. In order to create stability the bowl was generally left thicker on the base and had slightly thinner sides.
click here for more details on this magnificent Victorian silver sugar bowl made by Robert Hennell, London 1843. This is one of several examples of Edwardian, Victorian and Georgian silver bowls on the Warners Antique Silver website.
The smaller pepper and mustard would be about the same size, although the mustard would be "blind" and not pierced in the same way as the pepper caster.
Antique silver sugar casters with baluster form are typical of the late eighteenth century.
Click here for details of this stunning Victorian silver sugar caster by Thomas Bradbury, London 1897
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