Charles Dickens; ( 7 February 1812 – 9 June 1870) was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's most memorable fictional characters and is generally regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian period. During his life, his works enjoyed unprecedented fame, and by the twentieth century his literary genius was broadly acknowledged by critics and scholars. His novels and short stories continue to be widely popular."
A suite of five Victorian silver-gilt punch bowls J B Carrington London & Birmingham 1893 with contemporary engraved crests & presentation inscription to the foot of the large bowl. In original fitted wooden box Large bowl: 12 1/2 inches (32cm) high on plinth, 17 inches (43cm) over the handles. Four small bowls: 7 1/4 inches (18.5cm) high on plinth, 9 1/2 inches (24cm) over the handles