Arts & crafts, brass bowl, made in England during the Victorian period, in about 1890 (Photograph 1). The design of the bowl is circular, with a wide elevated circular rim around the circumference.
The bottom of the bowl, front surface, is decorated with a mould of an agricultural labourer amongst vegetation, sharpening his long handled scythe with a sharpening stone (photograph 2). The agricultural labourer is wearing a long pointed hat, a short sleeve shirt, shorts, & short boots on his feet.He is also carrying a corked water bottle, which hangs from his waist via a strap. The bowl's wide rim, front surface, is decorated with a mould of leaves & it's accompanying crop, which resembles numerous small round berries (photographs 1 & 3). There are three dark patches in the bottom of the bowl, near the agricultural labourer's boots, possibly where the metal has tarnished (photograph 2); however generally both the front & back surfaces of the brass bowl are in good condition for their age (photographs 1 & 4). The diameter of the brass bowl is 30.7 cm, the depth 4.8 cm, & the weight 582 g.