The Studley Bowl, about 1400. Museum No. M.1:1

The Studley Bowl, about 1400. Museum No. M.1:1

The Studley Bowl
England
About 1400
Silver, engraved and partially gilded
Museum No. M.1:1, 2-1914
Given by Harvey Hadden

This is one of the earliest and finest pieces of English domestic silver in existence. Its use is uncertain, but it may have been for eating porridge, or soup. Both the cover and the bowl are decorated with an alphabet, each letter engraved in a typical Gothic script of the period. This suggests that the bowl may have been made for a child. Nothing comparable survives