Sterling silver with molded and cut glass honey pot/jar. The sterling lid is marked as being made by the Newark, New Jersey firm of William B. Kerr & Co. Kerr is famous for their Art Nouveau jewelry and nursery rhyme baby silver. The sterling silver lid is textured to resemble the top of a bee hive and has a full 3 dimensional figural bee finial. The lid has a cutout to accommodate a honey whisk or spoon. The lid is marked with the Kerr battle ax logo and the numbers 1488 or it is possible that the numbers are 1188 as the second digit is "smudged". Of course, the lid is also stamped STERLING.
The glass is molded to resemble bee hive including having a a small entrance "opening" molded into the glass near the bottom for the bees to come and go. The bottom of the hive is cut with a starburst design. The glass appears that it may be lead crystal. The glass has no markings to identify its maker.
The overall height of the honey pot is approximately 4 3/4 inches high to the top of the bee final and about 3 1/3 inches in diameter at the glass base. This honey pot is probably circa 1890s.

ITEM ID
kerrhoneypot
TYPE
Holloware
COLOR
Clear, Silver
CREATOR
William B. Kerr & Co.
STYLE
Art Nouveau
ORIGIN
United States • American
AGE
Late 19th Century
ITEM TYPE
Antique

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Wm. B .Kerr Sterling Silver and Glass Honey Pot/Jar

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