I am looking for more information about a small bowl. I would be very interested to know where it comes from and how old it is.
The bowl is engraved with the hallmarks that can be seen in the pictures. (The color is just a reflection)
I was able to determine the following, but could not verify it: Here’s what I was able to determine but not verify:
POLLET VIRTUS could be the crest and motto for the Pole family, perhaps the Pole family of Shute House, Devon?
The initials are difficult to make out. This one appears to be a W and the last one a P. I’m not sure about the middle one.
There was a Sir William Templer Pole, 7th Baronet, 1782-1847 and his son was Sir William Edmund Pole, 9th Baronet, 1816-1895.
Can anyone help me and tell me the exact meaning?
Many thanks and best wishes from Cologne