Formed as footed shallow bowl with looping handles on either end which terminate in a heart shape

Loop-handled dish, 1903

As was the custom, the best British silver firms chose not to identify their designers as a matter of policy, so the author of this individual dish remains unknown. The firm of Mürrle-Bennet often adopted the curvilinear whiplash elements fresh from the Continent into their line. In this work, the looping handles terminate in a heart shape with a twisting inside-out effect giving equal emphasis to its silhouette and its cut-out spaces.

Details
Title
Loop-handled dish
Artist Life
London and Pforzheim, Germany, dates unknown
Role
Manufacturer
Accession Number
98.276.142
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Formed as footed shallow bowl with looping handles on either end which terminate in a heart shape