American sterling silver and cut crystal Swan serving bowl, c.1950.
This large, elegant server has a cut crystal bowl topped by a Large Swan figurehead having two large hinged wings which serve as covers for the bowl.
The size of this bowl is such that if Tchaikovsky had seen this bowl, he certainly would have exclaimed: That thar's no Cygnet, that thar be a Swan. (loosely translated from the Russian).
This stunning bowl is 5 1/4" long, 3" wide, 5" tall and weighs, glass and crystal combined, 480 grams, 15.4 ozs. Troy or 17 ozs. Avoirdupois.
The soft, warm, original finish is present, with no buffing or machine polishing. The cut crystal is defect free and the wings move properly.
The excellent original condition and clear, crisp detail, with no monograms, removals, repairs or alterations, make this an especially attractive offering.