Presentation bowl, Belgian, late 19th. Century/early 20th century
A Belgian late 19th century/early 20th century silver 800, presentation bowl. This circular shaped bowl is hand-pierced and features beautiful repoussé, hand-piercing and chiseling work. Its undulated form is reminiscent of an intricate lace work. The dish has the following inscription in capital letters on the back: “Ortaköy Shell Deposu” which translates into “Ortaköy Shell deposit”. It may have been a gift to or from a person named Ortaköy. It is hallmarked for silver fineness “800” in a lozange, on border. No maker’s mark visible. Very good condition. Exquisite hand-piercing and repoussé work.