Queen meets team at BAO

Silver bowl made to commemorate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

The Queen visited Birmingham last week where, Kay Alexander, chairman of the Birmingham Assay Office (BAO), presented her with a silver bowl designed and created by silversmith Andrew Macgowan, a gift for the Diamond Jubilee.

A crowd of 4,000 waved Union Jacks and cheered the royal couple in Victoria Square at the start of The Queen’s visit to the city.

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The Queen and Prince Phillip were shown the wicker man statue of Usain Bolt outside the Council House before signing two visitor books – one for the council and one for the Lord Mayor’s office.

The bowl has a satin finish, a bright edge and slightly domed centre. The centre is handmarked with a full hallmark. The marks include the anchor mark of Birmingham and the Diamond Jubilee mark.

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