Measuring 3 x 4 1/2in (8 x 11.5cm), the piece is inscribed WIL BURGES ME FEC HONORARS PTERDO SE EDINBURGHSE COLLATIS MDCCCLXX.
Also included is a typed label from National Museum of Wales which reads BOWL of Indian jade, bought, decorated and inscribed by William Burges (1827-81) who restored Cardiff Castle about 1865, and was the architect for 20, Park Place, Cardiff. The exquisite Lombardic script is characteristic of his craftsmanship.
Estimate £10,000 - £15,000.
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