494. Fine Victorian Sterling Silver Rose Bowl Atkin Brothers Sheffield 1896. 676 grams

Superb Late Victorian Heavy Gauge Silver Circular Rose Bowl of impressive proportions, with stylish embossed floral and swag decoration, the lower half with unusual fluted detail, standing on a raised circular base with similar decoration. 

Mark of H A  for Atkin Brothers. 

Sheffield Hallmark for 1896. 

Condition: Good allover condition, nice large decorative vacant cartouche to center. 

Diameter: (top rim) 9.75” (25cm). Height: 6.25” (16cm). Diameter: (base) 5.5" (14cm).  

Weight: (an impressive) 1lb 7.9ozs.  (676 grams). 

Atkin Bros. Harry Atkin: The firm traces its establishment to Thomas Law in mid 18th century. It was succeeded by Henry Atkin and John Oxley trading as Atkin, Oxley & Co. In 1840 Henry Atkin continued the trade as Henry Atkin & Co at 32 Howard Street, Sheffield. After his death, his brothers Harry Wrigth Atkin, Edward Thomas Atkin and Frank Shaw Atkin continued the business as Atkin Brothers. The firm was converted in 1925 into a limited liability company under the style of Atkin Brothers (Silversmiths) Ltd. In 1958 the flatware business was sold to C J Vander of London and the holloware business to Adie Brothers of Birmingham.