When I bought the nowl it was tarnished about 90%, I Cleaned and could not find any markings, I set a magnet on it to see if it would stay in place, which it didn't.
Has 3 small legs on bottom, the legs each have a hole at the tip of the foot. It has a beautiful trim at top,
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It is a beautiful bowl. Such large punch bowls are being offered at auction on a regular basis.
The design of the bowl suggest that it was made in the early part of the 1900s where this type of legs, decoration and shape was popular. As it is quite a large item and does not have any marks I tend to believe that it is silverplated. Larger items like this would almost always have a silver mark on them if they are made of silver. However it depends on what country it was made in as to where the silvermarks are placed. If it is european the silvermarks may be on the side, just below the top rim of the bowl instead of underneath. But I guess you would have found the silvermarks when you cleaned the bowl.
You haven't written the size of the bowl but I assume it is around 20-25 cm tall.
Silverplated items are popular too but not quite as valuable as items made of silver or sterlingsilver. Your punch bowl appears to be in good condition without major signs of wear and use which is important for potential buyers both collectors and dealers.
The estimate provided is for a well-advertised specialised online silver objects auction, where I believe the silverplated punch bowl has the best chance of realising its fullest potential. However, there is no measurement for the sentimental value you might attach to the lovely bowl. Retail "asking prices" can be higher and vary.
Please let me know if you have any additional questions. I’m happy to help.