This sterling silver baby bowl is ideal to use and in which to enjoy their first breakfast or perhaps dinner or even dessert. It is so versatile! Decorated with moon and stars motif, the bowl is a sensible size and depth to use during those early years. Silver is ideal as a baptism present, christening gift or general bay gift and is known for its health properties.
How it is made
A description of our manufacturing process is given by John Campbell. The cereal bowl is made by the "spinning" method. This is a rather low tech but highly skilled way of producing round, hollow objects in relatively small quantities. Firstly a solid male chuck is made and a disc (in this case silver) is wrapped over it, using a polished steel burnisher while it is spinning on a lathe. Lamp shades and cooking utensils are often made by this method.
At this stage in the making process, the item then makes the journey to the London Assay Office where all the components are scraped and tested to ensure they contain more than 92.5% silver. When a positive result is confirmed by the laboratory, the hallmark symbols are burnt into the surface of the silver using a laser.
Upon return to the silversmith's workshop, the bowl is polished using an electric polishing lathe and 4 grades of compound until it is bright and all the blemishes removed. At this stage, the moon and stars symbols are sand-blasted around the rim of the bowl. It is finally repolished, cleaned and packed into the luxury green satin-lined "Over the Moon" presentation boxes.