Brandewijnskom. Brandy bowls were made in Holland and Friesland in the 17th and 18th centuries. The bowls were associated with childbirth ceremonies and were usually octagonal or oval with two flat, cast handles. They are decorated either with engraved or embossed ornament. It was filled with grapes and brandy and circulated among the guests. They then helped themselves with a silver spoon.
Campbell, G. (2006). The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts. Oxford University Press.
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