Antique English Sheffield Richard Richardson Sterling Silver Nut Bowl d.1897 (2.6oz) (W)4.5in. x (L)4.75in. x (H)1in. A most impressive and elegant Piece of Antique English Sterling, this beautiful Shell-Shaped, Nut Bowl is bound to garner the attention and respect of many. A product of (19th) Century English Silversmith Richard Richardson, the Sterling Nut Bowl is truly the epitome of class and sophistication. The Nut Bowl was produced in the English region of South Yorkshire, in the city of Sheffield. Its date of production is stamped for the year (1897). We see evidence of the Victorian Era's influence in the Bowls design, shape, and style. As noted, the Sterling Bowl is shaped in accordance to a Seashell. The rather ornate characteristics are a testament to the Silversmith's (Richard Richardson) artistic capabilities. The Bowl is appropriately sized to accommodate a Coffee Table, or an End Table, and thus provide a place for one to display it properly; while still utilizing it for its intended purpose as a: Nut Bowl, or Candy Dish, etc. The Sterling Nut Bowl is balanced and supported by: three, Ball-Point, Legs; which are naturally affixed to the bottom of the Antique. The condition of the Piece is especially noteworthy, fore despite its (125) years of age, the Sterling Bowl has retained both its structural and aesthetic integrity. The Silver is: thick, quality, [.925] (English) Sterling. The Sterling has been cleaned and buffed, with just a hint of Patina left to accentuate the Piece. The Antique English Sheffield Richard Richardson Sterling Silver Nut Bowl is stored in a: dry, secured, environment, and will without question be a highly coveted Antique for collection & display.