Silver bowl with a notched brim and engraved with exotic oriental figures, plants and birds.

It has a shield with the engraved arms of the Mildmay family. It was designed to let drinking vessels hang in the notches to cool them.


Mildmay family; Christie's 1983; Jamime Ortiz Patino; Sotheby's, New York 1992; acquired by present vendor.

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