Brandy bowl

Dutch, Haarlem

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Two-handled silver bowls were used to celebrate childbirth but may have been passed around at other festive occasions as well when brandewijn, liquor distilled from wine to which sugar and raisins were added, would be served from them with a spoon. The cast handles of this lobed bowl show two hugging children in relief against a floral background.

Brandy bowl, Silver, Dutch, Haarlem

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