Janine - excuse me for answering again. Yes, the information you've been given is correct. The bowl was made by Brockwitz. The link to the thread I posted above will give you further information.
A series of deco bowls with these unusual figural handles was made in the 1930s - early 40s by Brockwitz. Fritz Scheiner is noted to have been the designer. Lions, squirrels, fish, birds are all portrayed. They are splendid items, and as I noted above, the lion handled bowl is seldom seen and very desirable. Your son has a keen eye and is a lucky young man.