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Traprain Treasure Sterling Silver Triangular Bowls (Pair) - Authorised Reproductions, Brook & Son - Large Size     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S11099
Period: George V
Year: 1934
Silversmith: Brook & Son
Place: Edinburgh
Price: $ 1 100.00
Weight: 312 grams
Dimensions: Triangle length 11.5 cm, height 5 cm
Condition: Excellent.

Description: An interesting pair of Scottish sterling silver triangular bowls, reproductions from the Traprain Treasure. The bowls have a large beaded rim, and rest on a circular foot, the bowls are quite deep, so useful for a number of items. They are quite heavy and well made. The hallmarks are very clear, Scottish thistle, Edinburgh castle and date letter D, along with "Brook & Son, St George St Edinburgh, and "Traprain Treasure 1919, Authorised Reproductions". Brook and Son were the leading Scottish silversmiths in the early 20th century, they operated between 1891 and 1939 from 87 George Street, they had a Royal Warrant from King George V (Hamilton and Inches today). The bowls are reproductions of a Roman bowl that was part of the Traprain Law treasure hoard, which was discovered by George Pringle at Traprain Law, East Lothian, in 1919. The hoard dates from 400 AD, and consisted of 160 pieces, mostly cut up ready for melting. William Brook was the silversmith involved in conserving and trying to reconstruct the original pieces, he then gained permission for Brook & Son to produce authorised reproductions. These included salts, dishes, bowls and spoons, most were stamped "Traprain Treasure 1919 Authorised Reproduction". The Traprain treasure is now in the National Musuem of Scotland (source is www.romanscotland.org.uk, well worth a visit). The bowl also featured in a Brook & Son catalogue of their work, featuring Traprain Treasure reproductions, now visible in the research section of www.petercameronantiquesilver.com, page 4, where the bowl is pictured, it's original retail price was 2 pounds, 12 shillings and sixpence, so an expensive item in it's day. They describe the bowl as "one of the few pieces recovered in an undamaged condition, a neat little bowl of triangular shape, our reproductions have proved most popular. Singly they make serviceable sugar basins, in pairs they can be used as bonbonnieres, while in sets of 4 or 6 you have unique finger bowls". Note - we also have a pair of the smaller bowls in the same design, S1113.
Traprain Treasure Sterling Silver Triangular Bowls (Pair) - Authorised Reproductions, Brook & Son - Large Size
Traprain Treasure sterling silver triangular bowls, large

Traprain Treasure Sterling Silver Triangular Bowls (Pair) - Authorised Reproductions, Brook & Son - Large Size
sCOTTISH SILVER TRAPRAIN TRIANGULAR BOWLS

Traprain Treasure Sterling Silver Triangular Bowls (Pair) - Authorised Reproductions, Brook & Son - Large Size
Beaded rim, scottish silver traprain bowls

Traprain Treasure Sterling Silver Triangular Bowls (Pair) - Authorised Reproductions, Brook & Son - Large Size
Base of traprain silver bowls

Traprain Treasure Sterling Silver Triangular Bowls (Pair) - Authorised Reproductions, Brook & Son - Large Size
Traprain treasure 1919, authorised reproduction, brook & son, edinburgh hallmarks

Traprain Treasure Sterling Silver Triangular Bowls (Pair) - Authorised Reproductions, Brook & Son - Large Size
Brook & son scottish silver bowls, scale

Traprain Treasure Sterling Silver Triangular Bowls (Pair) - Authorised Reproductions, Brook & Son - Large Size
Large Traprain bowl with smaller size for comparison

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