An early 19th century large heavy gauge copper bowl with planished finish and mounted coins. The bowl has twin lion mask handles with rings and likely dates around 1827-30. At this size it could be a large fruit bowl, or used as a table center etc. It was likely originally silver plated as there appear to be some traces of silver in the crevices. The coins are all dated 1826/27, some are now rather rubbed and they all appear to be George IV half pennies and they are soldered to the body. The bowl stands on a pedestal type base which also features the coins. There are no makers marks, but it is likely from the Sheffield region where such designs were known to be produced.
Probably originally silver plated -now all but worn away leaving it as copper. Normal period wear and some rubbing, Some of the coins heavily rubbed. Minor knocks but no serious dents.