These are a late Victorian or early Edwardian era pair of matching hallmarked silver bon-bon dishes.
They have a hallmark for Birmingham1901 - and a maker's mark for William Devenport, as photographed.
The dishes are in a pristine antique condition - with no inscriptions, monograms or damages.
They come in their original fitted case - a hard dark leatherette finish to the outside - inside there is a cream silk lid - and with a fitted dark blue velvet base section - the case is not in perfect condition - but it is in good antique condition - it is hinged with a little finger press stud to open.
They take the shape of a Scottish quaich but are of course little decorative bon-bon dishes - which you could pop little peppermints or after dinner digestive mints in and to pass around to your guests.
Of course, they look just lovely as display items in your silver collection.
I love the four little winged angel head handles on each side of the bowl - very sweet.
There is not so much weight in the little bowls - due to the fine fretwork or open piercework decoration - but the interest in these wee dishes lies in the skillful making and attractive design of each one.
Weight of the pair is: 92 grams
Dimensions: handle to handle is 14.6 cm. The diameter of the bowl is 8 inches. Height of each bowl is 3.5 cm
Sadly, I will not be able to post this item to Australia.