Silver bowls by London silverworker James Barclay Hennell who died in 1899. Very ornate and only suitable for champagne. I at least wouldn’t dream of filling one of these up with root beer.

Large silver racing trophy bowl with a gilded interior. The body with two cast equine scenes and two drop-ring handles with lion mask brackets, the base with rich floral and scroll decoration. 1879. Victorian. English. Made by James Barclay Hennell for the jeweler J. Heming, Conduit Street, London W. Maker’s marks: marked on the base “J. Heming, Conduit Street, London. W.” Image © Bonhams 2001-2021. Fair use license. via
One of a pair of silver punchbowls with gilded interiors, the exterior of each punch bowl hand chased with medieval battle scenes. 1886. Made in London, England by James Barclay Hennell. Maker’s marks: hallmarked London 1886. Stamped with the initials “JBH.” Image Britannia © 2001-2016. Fair use license. via
Silver bowl with shaped frieze of geometric scrollwork on a textured ground with a vacant escutcheon to either side. 1880. Victorian. Made in London by James Barclay Hennell. Maker’s marks: mark of James Barclay Hennell. Image © Christie’s 2021. Fair use license. via

Animals to make your dinner table resemble a sterling silver zoo. Novelty silver made by James Barclay Hennell who was a son of Robert Hennell who started the London firm Robert Hennell & Sons. Robert Hennell & Sons was in existence before 1851. It was sold in 1887. Two claret jugs and a smoker’s companion for when the gentlemen light their cigars.

Claret jug modeled as a bear with removeable head. 1876. English. Silver. Image © Fair use license. via
Claret jug formed as a kneeling performing elephant with a hinged head forming the cover. Originally it would have had tusks. 1881. English. Silver. Image © Metropress Ltd, (t/a Auction Technology Group) 2020. Fair use license. via
Toad-form smoker’s conpanion modeled as an elegant toad carrying a cane and top hat. 1885. Victorian. Silver. Maker’s marks on base and head. Image © 2020 Sothebys. Fair use license. via